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Watching Burn Notice after years of periodically seeing episodes, but not in order. Almost finished w/season 2, it's great. Such a glorious capsule piece of latter 2000's style. It's like a bunch of B-level action/spy movie ideas that were passed on, put into a TV series. Manages to come off at times as a living Grand Theft Auto w/the different missions/clients per episode. Love that. Not to mention, we get loads and loads of BRUCE CAMPBELL. Overall so much addictive fun to watch. Glad I've waited to the point where I can cram on Netflix no prob, instead of having to wait weeks for a new episode. It's totally made to slam one after another.
 

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Just watched the two available episodes of Star Trek Discovery on Netflix. Seems pretty good so far, I actually liked Star Trek a lot more than Star Wars growing up and it is nice to see a new Star Trek series with a cinematic facelift. The production quality is all over the place but this is the best Star Trek has every looked outside of the movies and while the show is very exposition heavy, I suppose to use this as an introduction point for new viewers, it actually hasn’t really hurt the pace or storytelling yet. If anything, it almost moves too fast.

It actually makes me want to go back and watch some old Star Trek again, what should I rewatch bearing in mind I haven’t watched any for years. The Original? Deep Space Nine? Next Generation? Enterprise? Something else?
 

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The first ep of that Big Mouth show on Netflix made me "XD" as the kids say. It's very unflinching but I also feel it doesn't go too far out of its way to be gross, but I still have 9 eps to go so we'll see.
 

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(nothing like a movie reference to start off the TV thread)

Watching Burn Notice after years of periodically seeing episodes, but not in order. Almost finished w/season 2, it's great. Such a glorious capsule piece of latter 2000's style. It's like a bunch of B-level action/spy movie ideas that were passed on, put into a TV series. Manages to come off at times as a living Grand Theft Auto w/the different missions/clients per episode. Love that. Not to mention, we get loads and loads of BRUCE CAMPBELL. Overall so much addictive fun to watch. Glad I've waited to the point where I can cram on Netflix no prob, instead of having to wait weeks for a new episode. It's totally made to slam one after another.
Dude, I LOVE Burn Notice. I literally have all 7 seasons on DVD. I love how ever episode they would balance Micahel's personal mission to find who burned him and helping civilians. The action could be hit or miss but the story and characters were great with each other and there was a lot of good comedy as well.
 

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It's all a great blend. The frequent running gags especially are well done. Michael and his dependency on yogurt. Got to help this guy out, extort a criminal, buy some yogurt.

I already want to score the box set w/o even finishing it. Confident this should hold up the whole way through.
 

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Just watched the two available episodes of Star Trek Discovery on Netflix. Seems pretty good so far, I actually liked Star Trek a lot more than Star Wars growing up and it is nice to see a new Star Trek series with a cinematic facelift. The production quality is all over the place but this is the best Star Trek has every looked outside of the movies and while the show is very exposition heavy, I suppose to use this as an introduction point for new viewers, it actually hasn’t really hurt the pace or storytelling yet. If anything, it almost moves too fast.

It actually makes me want to go back and watch some old Star Trek again, what should I rewatch bearing in mind I haven’t watched any for years. The Original? Deep Space Nine? Next Generation? Enterprise? Something else?
I really enjoyed Star Trek: Discovery. I had no expectations because of things I'd heard about the troubled production. I also normally don't like CBS's creative decisions. But Discovery was borderline great.

I'd go original series. To me Kirk, Spock, and Bones have the best dynamic and chemistry. Original and Deep Space Nine are my favorites. Next Generation is good though. There's also Voyager. Never was a fan of Voyager. I also thought Enterprise was trash.
 

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I really enjoyed Star Trek: Discovery. I had no expectations because of things I'd heard about the troubled production. I also normally don't like CBS's creative decisions. But Discovery was borderline great.

I'd go original series. To me Kirk, Spock, and Bones have the best dynamic and chemistry. Original and Deep Space Nine are my favorites. Next Generation is good though. There's also Voyager. Never was a fan of Voyager. I also thought Enterprise was trash.
I started watching TNG as I've seen TOS loads of times but wow, the opening two parter of TNG is bad... like really bad. The production qualities aren't so bad when you consider its a thirty year old genre TV production but basically everything else is borderline horrible. Such a far cry from TOS which out of the gate had such compelling (if a little on the nose at times) narratives and characters so fascinating. I feel like I might actually finish TOS again and then skip to Deep Space Nine. Have no real interest in watching Voyager again (only seen it the once when I was a kid), only reason I suggested Enterprise is I'm not sure I have ever actually finished it.
 

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I started watching TNG as I've seen TOS loads of times but wow, the opening two parter of TNG is bad... like really bad. The production qualities aren't so bad when you consider its a thirty year old genre TV production but basically everything else is borderline horrible. Such a far cry from TOS which out of the gate had such compelling (if a little on the nose at times) narratives and characters so fascinating. I feel like I might actually finish TOS again and then skip to Deep Space Nine. Have no real interest in watching Voyager again (only seen it the once when I was a kid), only reason I suggested Enterprise is I'm not sure I have ever actually finished it.
Skip to season 3 of TNG. Thats when it gets good. There are really only 2 episodes of season 2 you would ever need to watch, Measure of a Man and Q Who
 

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Skip to season 3 of TNG. Thats when it gets good. There are really only 2 episodes of season 2 you would ever need to watch, Measure of a Man and Q Who
Will I be really lost if I do that, though? I remember wider stuff about Trek from growing up but I haven't seen any of the series for years.
 

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Will I be really lost if I do that, though? I remember wider stuff about Trek from growing up but I haven't seen any of the series for years.
Not really. TNG isn't as continutiy heavy as say DS9, which had a very serialized format. Plus, season 3 had a different creative staff behind it, so in someways feels like a soft reboot of the show. The only episode I would recommend from season 2 are the 2 I mentioned. The former brings some character development to Data and the latter is the first appearance of the Borg.
 

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Not really. TNG isn't as continutiy heavy as say DS9, which had a very serialized format. Plus, season 3 had a different creative staff behind it, so in someways feels like a soft reboot of the show. The only episode I would recommend from season 2 are the 2 I mentioned. The former brings some character development to Data and the latter is the first appearance of the Borg.
That explains a lot, I obviously have later TNG fresher in mind than earlier, but then if the creative changes that explains why those opening episodes are so much worse than I remember TNG being. Not really interested in Data but the first appearance of the Borg sounds like a sweet moment to revisit so I'll definitely watch that.
 

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Just watched the first episode of Season 2 of Designated Survivor. I keep being in two minds about this show. I like it, and the cast is great and then sometimes I don't and it kind of bores me. I mostly enjoyed Season 1, but there were a few things I didn't like.

I'm hoping this season picks up and it really grips me. The first episode of S2 was enjoyable. The first half of Season 1 gripped the hell out of me, and my interest kind of waned off part-way through before it picked up again.

Does feel very West Wing now. That's not a bad thing though, I absolutely loved West Wing.

I still can't stop picturing Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer though, and it fucks with my head him playing the President :hglol
 

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American Vandal is awesome. They managed to tell a completely hilarious and ridiculous story that's a great mystery. Oh and it makes you think about some bigger picture things towards the end. There's 8 episodes and most are around 30 minutes long. A good way to spend a few nights for sure.
 

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Sci-Fi / dystopia fans should absolutely must watch the Brazilian / Portuguese show 3%. It's now fully dubbed in english and while it's not great dubbing, the story, plot and at least the physical acting are all worth it. (You could always watch original VO with sub-titles) :shrug

If you're not watching, then you're missing out. Good pacing, doesn't drag, characters are believable and have fleshed out back stories. The closest comparison is Hunger Games.

Will I be really lost if I do that, though? I remember wider stuff about Trek from growing up but I haven't seen any of the series for years.
I as a huge trekkie would not recommend skipping the first two seasons entirely. There are some key episodes in there that are must watch episodes if you don't want to watch the whole 2 seasons. Here they are:

Season 1:

- Encounter at Far Point (sets up the primary plot thread of the entire series)
- The Naked Now (sets up a key relationship between two characters)
- Where no one has gone before (Introduces a character that will re-appear in the future)
- The Battle (Part of Captain's backstory)
- Hide and Q (More Q shenanigans)
- Datalore (Data's backstory)
- Heart of Glory
- Skin of Evil (It's a terrible episode, but must be watched for continuity)
- Conspiracy (You can skip this one but I recommend watching it)
- Neutral Zone (Introduces the Romulans)

Season 2:

- The Child (terrible episode, but they introduce a new character)
- Where Silence has lease (just watch because it's a very good sci-fi episode)
- Elementary Dear Data (sets up a plot thread that is resolved later)
- A matter of honor
- The measure of a man (This is one of Star Trek's greatest episodes but you need to be invested enough in Data to fully appreciate it)
- The Royale (a good stand alone sci-fi story)
- The Icarus Factor (some good backstory for Will Riker)
- Q Who (can't skip for continuity reasons)
- Manhunt (probably shouldn't miss because it introduces a recurring character)
- The Emissary (Wouldn't recommend skipping because it sets up Worf's backstory)
- Peak Performance (Another great episode for Data's development)

The rest can be skipped. There are bits and pieces of character interactions here and there, but honestly speaking TNG's first two seasons had more good episodes than bad and I would recommend sitting through all of it. If you don't want to, then watch the ones I've listed.
 

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Sci-Fi / dystopia fans should absolutely must watch the Brazilian / Portuguese show 3%. It's now fully dubbed in english and while it's not great dubbing, the story, plot and at least the physical acting are all worth it. (You could always watch original VO with sub-titles) :shrug

If you're not watching, then you're missing out. Good pacing, doesn't drag, characters are believable and have fleshed out back stories. The closest comparison is Hunger Games.



I as a huge trekkie would not recommend skipping the first two seasons entirely. There are some key episodes in there that are must watch episodes if you don't want to watch the whole 2 seasons. Here they are:

Season 1:

- Encounter at Far Point (sets up the primary plot thread of the entire series)
- The Naked Now (sets up a key relationship between two characters)
- Where no one has gone before (Introduces a character that will re-appear in the future)
- The Battle (Part of Captain's backstory)
- Hide and Q (More Q shenanigans)
- Datalore (Data's backstory)
- Heart of Glory
- Skin of Evil (It's a terrible episode, but must be watched for continuity)
- Conspiracy (You can skip this one but I recommend watching it)
- Neutral Zone (Introduces the Romulans)

Season 2:

- The Child (terrible episode, but they introduce a new character)
- Where Silence has lease (just watch because it's a very good sci-fi episode)
- Elementary Dear Data (sets up a plot thread that is resolved later)
- A matter of honor
- The measure of a man (This is one of Star Trek's greatest episodes but you need to be invested enough in Data to fully appreciate it)
- The Royale (a good stand alone sci-fi story)
- The Icarus Factor (some good backstory for Will Riker)
- Q Who (can't skip for continuity reasons)
- Manhunt (probably shouldn't miss because it introduces a recurring character)
- The Emissary (Wouldn't recommend skipping because it sets up Worf's backstory)
- Peak Performance (Another great episode for Data's development)

The rest can be skipped. There are bits and pieces of character interactions here and there, but honestly speaking TNG's first two seasons had more good episodes than bad and I would recommend sitting through all of it. If you don't want to, then watch the ones I've listed.
I have disagree. More power to you if you like those seasons and episodes, but they really were not that good. And continuity isn't a good enough reason to watch them.
 

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I have disagree. More power to you if you like those seasons and episodes, but they really were not that good. And continuity isn't a good enough reason to watch them.
I don't like all of them. Some are downright trash but imo should be muscled through for the sake of future episodes.

Many of the ones I listed above have pivotal franchise moments as well as establish character arcs that are carried forward throughout the show.
 
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