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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby kgbelliveau » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:50 pm

Chernobyl is one I would like to add to the list. Only 5 episodes based on a true historical event. Solid acting, great cinematography and it shows the fallout of the actions of the Russian government.

I feel like it got solid enough reviews but definitely could have gone overlooked with it being just 5 Episodes.

Years and Years another. It has British origins and is a 6 part series currently airing on HBO in the US.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:10 pm

... i found scripting bit ridiculuos (that main-ish plant scientist / denying guy ...and nomenklatura ppl... no acting will save that) so decided to stop watching after the pilot.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby brickwall » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:18 pm

kgbelliveau wrote:Chernobyl is one I would like to add to the list. I feel like it got solid enough reviews but definitely could have gone overlooked with it being just 5 Episodes.


Chernobyl is ranked #1 on IMDb's list of top 250 TV shows right now

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby kgbelliveau » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:11 pm

brickwall wrote:
kgbelliveau wrote:Chernobyl is one I would like to add to the list. I feel like it got solid enough reviews but definitely could have gone overlooked with it being just 5 Episodes.


Chernobyl is ranked #1 on IMDb's list of top 250 TV shows right now



Fantastic! It is deserving of that ranking. I enjoyed every aspect of the series from start to finish. I know it is the type of show that is not for everyone but I also don't want those on the fence to potentially miss out on a great series either.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:26 am

Terriers (2010, 1s) 8,4/10 imdb. / ez-watching crime|detective series. kinda not procedural as 8 out 13 eps were linked
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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:05 pm

How Not to Live Your Life (2007–2011)
was going through imdb and found that it has only 6k votes
i enjoyed that comedy series :}

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby paulofilmo » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:02 pm

My results for this filtered list. although there's surely a bunch of stuff i haven't rated

Tribe (2005) - ethno doc. Bruce Parry lives with indigenous tribes. shares their work and rituals, etc. haven't seen it since it came out, but it was my favourite thing for years.

Môsô Dairinin (2004) - intense animated psychological horror thing

Danger 5 (2011) - silly, surreal, spoofy spy thunderbirds mash-up thing. made by australians. innocent and funny

Detectorists (2014) - slice of life comedy/drama about detectorists who enjoy history, the countryside, trying to make things work/figure things out with partners/family. mckenzie crook - the Office/POTC guy. very accomplished with hints of arthouse still moments. it feels like an ode to the countryside, and has a cosmic sort of view of humanity. toby jones is in it. another one with a gorgeous theme song

High Maintenance (2016) - comedy/drama. feels like portraits of a city.
the interconnected 'hive' city. all the little visual clues you get to play detective with (one of the clearest examples of show don't tell I've ever seen). and just generally warm, kind, joyful, and creative.
the soundtrack is so chill and cool. way cooler than me

Killing Eve (2018) - seems like everyone's seen this in the UK. A cat and mouse sexy assassin thriller from the writer of Fleabag. American made, but has the BBC smallness about it that's quaint.

Salad Fingers (2004) - surely everyone knows what this is. (david firth is a god)

Steven Universe (2013) - rebecca sugar - who did a bunch of stuff for Adventure Time (inc songs). Feels more finely tuned in to a wholesomeness, and has a blissful neon/vaporwavy palate

Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (2011) - (docu) a higher, sciencier louis theroux type (errol morris' kid) finds out about drugs. has a very ethnographic/psychonaut bent. sometimes sort of enlightening, with a deep love, thrill, and affection for the artisinal aspects of chemistry.

HarmonQuest (2016) - extremely silly round-table DnD type thing. improv comedy, basically.

Home Movies (1999) - glorious Loren Bouchardery (Bob's Burgers). See also Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, which I've been slowly getting through over the last couple of years

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) - stewball's rec. the production is just.. it's so much and so good. often very funny. the drama mostly works. (same writer/creator as Gilmore Girls, I think).

oh, i haven't rated it. but there's a Japanese cooking thing (but not really) on uk netflix - Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories - seems weirdly over sexual at times (to this westerner), but it's this cosy, nocturnal, wholesome vignetty thing. when that music starts up to the tokyo night traffic. hgngh. beloved melancholic lonely nocturnal. i have a lot of love for small things that don't take themselves too seriously.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby Spunkie » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:00 am

paulofilmo wrote:
Killing Eve (2018) - seems like everyone's seen this in the UK. A cat and mouse sexy assassin thriller from the writer of Fleabag. American made, but has the BBC smallness about it that's quaint.



It captured me more than shows running around these days. Generally this type of thrillers focus more on the plot. This is more of a character study. I guess the allure of operating beyond the rules and norms is universal.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:43 am

isnot killing eve popular enough. like often mentioned.
// 1st season started as something fresh...and then it got worse ...still watchable overall

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby paulofilmo » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:43 pm

Aye, not sure why i didn't opt for the 1-6 popularity.

Spunkie wrote:It captured me more than shows running around these days. Generally this type of thrillers focus more on the plot. This is more of a character study. I guess the allure of operating beyond the rules and norms is universal.


have you tried season 2 of fleabag? give the first episode a go if you haven't


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