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Penny Dreadful(Season 1 last few episodes and maybe season 2 over the weekend)
Rosemary's Baby
Lucifer(later on and probably during the weekend as well)

After I watch all the above and no real life shit gets in the way I might see a bit of the show Grimm(Season 1, saw only bits and pieces of the show but never got into back when it first started so maybe its time for a second chance.)
 

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Watched all of the first season of Ozark over the last few days. Really enjoyed seeing straight man Jason Bateman trying to keep his family together during a legally precarious financial situation. It all felt very familiar yet also different.

A lot of great performances in this show. Marty and Ruth were my favorite characters.

Overall the writing was just smart, clever, suspenseful and even the few moments of humor landed pretty well with me. I don't really have anything negative to say about the show.

The flashback episode was dreadful, boring, plodding nonsense that added too little to the show to warrant the time spent though IMO. I will say that.
 

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I thought I was going to hate the flashback episode when it started but it turned out to be ok. I didn't love it though and I don't think it added much we didn't already know.

I really liked Ruth too, and thought Julie Garner stole the show. I know this is a common opinion for people that watch Ozark, but I'm totally on board the Julie Garner train all the same.
 

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3% is not a show people should miss. Highly recommended.

Why? Because it's a true old-school dystopia which is extremely rare these days. There's no current/modern ideology that hasn't been critiqued in the show from big brother to corruption within big brother to "freedom fighting" to corruption within the freedom fighters. No one is pure evil and no one is pure good. It is incredibly satisfying from that perspective. Modern dystopia's fall into the binary so hard that they do not reflect upon the true human condition where despite all our desires to create utopias we end up creating flawed realities that are based upon our own very human flaws.

The world that they've built while simpler than other dystopias works because it's closer in the future and therefore much more believable than other dystopias I've seen. This is some of the best science fiction I've seen in a while.

The show is easily an 8.5/10 for me. Highly recommended. (It's also a short show so investing in it doesn't require hours upon hours of viewing. It's like doing a trilogy marathon and can be done inside a day. Don't skip it).
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS9bQNS6Q8k

Just go this episode of Steven Universe. My Mum died when I was sixteen. This fucking show man. If this isn't the greatest cartoon ever made I don't know what is. I can't help but hold my emotion in but I got to this and I did a long, snotty, cry and now my head is pounding but I feel like I only love this show more for it.
 

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Nah.

Now I'm curious if anyone knows what it is :monkey
 

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Watched this weeks Discovery. Why are Netflix originals always so noisy? They must use some really cheap cameras with their shows or do way too much artificial processing in post.

Another good episode though, the effects are as wonky as the science but the characters and storytelling so far have been as good as Trek gets.
 

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(Bill) Goldberg appeared on The Goldbergs.



Kinda baffles me as to why they don't get an 80's wrestler like Hogan or Flair to appear on the show.
 

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(Bill) Goldberg appeared on The Goldbergs.



Kinda baffles me as to why they don't get an 80's wrestler like Hogan or Flair to appear on the show.
Because the show is called the Goldbergs

 
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Just finished season one of MINDHUNTER, genuinely pretty excited for I'm assuming a season two on the way.
How many shows can claim to have Ed Kemper as a major player and BTK as a Big Bad?

The show ain't perfect, a lot of the show and the people that inhabit it are formulaic archetypes.

When David Fincher departs (he only helms the four episodes which bookend the series) the series runs the risk of becoming a bland "monster of the week" procedural of the kind that all of us are surely pretty burnt out on by now, with Mad Men style soap opera fillery tangents that are more insulting than purposeful and a sort of period piece Criminal Minds core... only with a lot more grit.

What really kept me compelled and kept me going with this is the use of the real, while it isn't something that I like to shout about, I love true crime... it fascinates me and while this is ultimately a fictional story, there is a lot of real blended in here which I couldn't help but geek out to, all those little easter eggs. It is certainly way better than familiar, but overhyped, shows like True Detective or Hannibal.
 

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Second season of Mindhunter was commissioned before the first season even aired.

Up to Ep. 8 of it now and I'm loving it. Holden and Tench are a great double act. Plus the guy who played Kemper was awesome.
 

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I just started watching "48 Hours", look here.
Recently I watch it, really like.
 

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Tried watching Mindhunter, but it was so formulaic and the acting was so bad that I just couldn't get past the first 20 minutes lol.

I'm watching "The Good Doctor" (an Americanized remake of the very brilliant Korean "Good Doctor") these days. The first 5 episodes are adequate, but they're not half as good as the original Korean drama. You can tell that they decided to be really "safe" with how they portray and treated the autistic doctor on this show whereas in the Korean version you really feel with the doctor because he faces real prejudice. The Americanized version is very watered down in comparison.

It's a very good show IF you haven't seen the source material it was derived from. If you have seen the Korean version then I'm assuming you feel the same way I do.

Other shows I'm following this year:

"Superstore" - One of the better and underrated (in terms of popularity) mockumentaries on air
"Lethal Weapon" - I watched the second season opener and it was still brilliant. I'm going to binge it though. So I've stopped watching for now
 

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Mindhunter (Netflix) gets a big thumbs up from me (Y) I was particularly impressed and lured in by Jonathan Groff's brilliant nuanced performance. The soundtrack was also top notch. :trips9
 

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Anyone know if they sorted out the audio for The Expanse on Netflix yet? My Dad swears by the show and I have been looking for something new to watch but I remember when I tried it last, like a year or so ago, the show was practically inaudible. Especially when they had songs playing, it seemed to overwhelm everything else.
 

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Anyone know if they sorted out the audio for The Expanse on Netflix yet? My Dad swears by the show and I have been looking for something new to watch but I remember when I tried it last, like a year or so ago, the show was practically inaudible. Especially when they had songs playing, it seemed to overwhelm everything else.
I don't know if they've fixed the issue or not, but The Expanse is arguably the best sci fi show on TV right now. Definitely worth getting into.

It's the closest thing I've seen to how awesome the Battlestar Galactica reboot was
 
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