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    Half-way through through the first season of Amazon's The Boys, I must say I'm really enjoying this little satire of celebrity life and worship. Started reading the original Garth Enis comic series on which the show is based on as well.
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    Just got to season 2 of the "Frankie Drake Mysteries". If it's PBS and it's a mystery, my wife is all in. I must admit, they are enjoyable.

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    Just started re-watching the sci-fi series Babylon 5. Written by J. Michael Straczynski, the 5 year story arc and character development is more substantial than any sci-fi series I've seen....and I've been a Star Trek fan through all of its incarnations since seeing "The Corbomite Maneuver" back in 1966.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe B View Post
    Just started re-watching the sci-fi series Babylon 5. Written by J. Michael Straczynski, the 5 year story arc and character development is more substantial than any sci-fi series I've seen....and I've been a Star Trek fan through all of its incarnations since seeing "The Corbomite Maneuver" back in 1966.

    yes, that is a good one. The visual effects are very dated, but the content is excellent. It it certainly better than any star trek series (I haven never been been much of a ST fan though) and certainly one of the best scifi series around. But there is some competition from The Expanse and Farscape and X-Files (following just the story arc and skipping the nonessential episodes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    yes, that is a good one. The visual effects are very dated, but the content is excellent. It it certainly better than any star trek series (I haven never been been much of a ST fan though) and certainly one of the best scifi series around. But there is some competition from The Expanse and Farscape and X-Files (following just the story arc and skipping the nonessential episodes)
    The special effects are rather dated at this point in time, but the characters and story are solid. I haven't watched TV since 2005, so I've never seen "The Expanse". When "Farscape" was on I was busy teaching adult education classes at night and then went back to school again to get another masters degree. I only ever saw a few episodes of it. Do you recommend it?
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    I recommend the Expanse. It is an excellent hard-scifi series with a great plot (it is following a cycle of books pretty closely). I might even say that I enjoyed The Expanse more than Babylon 5. Farscape is similar to Babylon 5 and watch it, if you have the time for it. It is already a long time since I saw it, but it has a decent plot and great characters (if you enjoy Babylon 5, you will likely enjoy Farscape)

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    Poldark, continuing on Belgium T.V
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    Finished watching every episode of every season of "Black Mirror". There were a few dud episodes, but overall one of the best series on TV. It's like a near future version of The Twilight Zone that centers around the potential dangers of technology and the trappings of social media. VERY well done! A lot of food for thought.

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    Is this the corner for binge-watching box-sets? I tend not to. I have watched episodes of Black Mirror, Farscape and Babylon 5, but never been grabbed sufficiently to want to watch whole sets. The only comparable series I think I did watch from beginning to end - but at the time of transmission - was Deep Space Nine.

    So, this week, Dublin Murders came to end, though with enough loose ends to make a second season possible. Absorbing, character-driven police drama, but with the usual moments of improbability in plotting that writers just can't resist or get around (of the, "would s/he really do that silly thing at this point?" type).

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    Me watching Downton Abbey in the last couple of week ago. Really impressed with the storyline.... and a lot of character dead also... which remind me of Game of Thrones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurianbai View Post
    Me watching Downton Abbey in the last couple of week ago. Really impressed with the storyline.... and a lot of character dead also... which remind me of Game of Thrones...

    There is a music section where the family host a home concert.
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    I recently rewatched a couple of episodes of Black Sails.
    Especially the ending is still really powerful. Captain Flint is surely one of the greatest TV characters ever. You just can't help but root for him. What a performance.
    Some aspects of this show remind a bit of Game of Thrones, with the raw violence, sex scenes, etc. but it's the dialogue that sets it apart. And contrary to GoT, it does have a great ending in my opinion.
    Give this show a chance if you're looking for something new. And should anyone watch it, let me know what you think is Captain Flint's true fate at the end.
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    Babylon Berlin. German cop show, set in the late 1920's. Historically accurate, narratively complex and exciting. This is a fabulous show, based on the great books by Volker Kutscher. The characters are slightly different in the TV version - but just as good. Only two seasons released so far but I think the third is on the way...
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    I am now convinced that GoT could not have ended any better. Certainly in the sense that a lot more people would have been satisfied. To me a great joke doesn't HAVE to have a great punch line, often the telling of a joke is more of the joke itself. In fact there are certain jokes that are set up like that: Less than good punchlines, but if the person telling it is good, you could be bent over in tears during the telling of it. I LOVE jokes like that.

    Sure, GoT wasn't a joke, but I think it was so well done for so many years, it was built up in everyone's mind that the end HAD to be some mind blowing out-of-body experience in order to satisfy everyone. I'm not sure how one does that, so therefor it was a flop. Maybe [Spoiler alert] we wanted to see the Queen have a more painfully drawn out death than a ceiling collapse, but even that wouldn't have done justice to what SHOULD have been in the minds of most fans.

    I truly think the let down was more psychological with anticipation built up to no possible or conceivably satisfactory conclusion, that it was destined to disappoint. Just my observation.

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