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Title: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 25, 2022, 09:03:19 AM
Seems like we used to have a thread like this. If not, we should. What are you watching (new or old, broadcast or streaming)?

I just started Netflix's "Archive 81" last night. Horror series about a man restoring old fired-samaged videotapes from the early 90s that hide... something (occult, I assume). A dual plot, as the hero has his own issues to deal with, and we watch the older story unfold videotape by videotape. A promising start.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Newt on January 25, 2022, 09:48:51 AM
Resident Alien.  Based on the comic book series.   They are doing a decent job of it.  Alan Tudyk is good.  Just odd  enough.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on January 25, 2022, 02:52:46 PM
Just finished season 15 of Supernatural and I am currently working my way through Sapphire & Steel as well as The Ghosts of Motley Hall.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on January 25, 2022, 05:45:55 PM
I tried to watch How I Met Your Father. I failed.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on January 25, 2022, 09:26:39 PM
Yaaaaaaay! One of my all-time favorite shows growing up, Picket Fences, is on Hulu!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on January 25, 2022, 10:46:22 PM
I just finished DEXTER: NEW BLOOD which I really enjoyed - a much better send-off for Dexter than the original series gave him.

And a very twisty Showtime series called YELLOWJACKETS which was very dark and compelling!

And my wife and I are enjoying THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Ticonderoga 64 on February 09, 2022, 08:44:48 PM
The original DARK SHADOWS, DOCTOR WHO and BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2022, 04:24:23 PM
Peaky Blinders
Riverdale
Walking Dead
911

Blinders I just started on Netflix. The other 3 are airing on tv and watch as they air.

Stranger Things starts in May so I'll resume that.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on February 18, 2022, 04:38:03 PM
Into The Labyrinth, Sapphire & Steel, Friday the 13th the series.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 18, 2022, 05:25:55 PM
Finished "Archive 81" (good, not great), and I'm back to finishing up the entire "Seinfeld" run (I'm on Season 7), finishing the last season of "12 Monkeys," and I need to watch the final two episodes of "The Mighty Boosh."


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on March 06, 2022, 11:06:31 AM
Having finished "The Mighty Boosh," I turned to a series I've been meaning to watch for decades: 1967-1968's "The Prisoner." It combines two things I love: Swinging 60s style (lava lamps EVERYWHERE) and Kafkaesque existential parables.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: JuanSnz on March 06, 2022, 11:58:10 AM
I put 'V The Final Battle' on hold, until I found a good reason to resume the watching. Yes, even Jane Badler is not enough reason, at the moment, to keep watching the series.
So, I think I'm going to restart watching the season 2 of Family Guy. I don't know how far I will go through this.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on March 06, 2022, 12:16:42 PM
Just finished The Book of Boba Fett.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: FatFreddysCat on March 07, 2022, 05:41:08 PM
The docu-series Secrets of Playboy on A&E.

Damn, ole Hef was into some seriously DANK s**t, yo!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on March 08, 2022, 03:42:01 AM
Having finished "The Mighty Boosh," I turned to a series I've been meaning to watch for decades: 1967-1968's "The Prisoner." It combines two things I love: Swinging 60s style (lava lamps EVERYWHERE) and Kafkaesque existential parables.

Dad always talked about The Prisoner but I never saw it until 2020: it freaked me out that a series which was made the year I was born could almost predict the future so well. I think Patrick McGoohan saw the future coming and he didn't like what he saw coming  :buggedout:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 13, 2022, 01:12:44 PM
Update:

I put all the others on pause, and finished up:

"Undone," Season 2 - Amazon Prime, rotoscoped time-travel drama, recommended (watch the 1st season first)
"Russian Doll" Season 2 - Netflix, Natasha Lyonne sarcastic hard-drinking NYC Jewish anti-heroine time-travel comedy, recommended (watch the 1st season first)

And I started a sci-fi drama called "Night Sky" with J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek as an old couple hiding a room in their basement that can teleport them to another planet. Only two episodes in but it's promising so far. I have an early access screener, it actually debuts on May 20, but so far I would recommend it if they don't screw it up.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: pacman000 on May 13, 2022, 01:15:12 PM
Domino Masters, tho it just ended.

The Black List, both new episodes, plus old ones on DVD.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: bob on May 14, 2022, 10:13:03 AM
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I bought the original series last month and am slowly making my way through it

it aged nicely


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 23, 2022, 07:49:31 AM
So having completed "Night Sky" I would recommend it. However, I also must warn that a Facebook friend found it boring, even though he usually likes arthouse stuff. There is a lot of action in the finale, which leaves a lot of loose ends for a second season---if it gets renewed.

Also, I'm binging "Schitt's Creek" irregularly when I visit my parents. Best sitcom of recent times IMO.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on May 24, 2022, 04:31:11 PM
Last night's mid-season finale of Better Call Saul was powerful TV but utterly horribly awfully depressing, even by the standards of a show that is almost always utterly horribly awfully depressing, as was its parent series.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on June 17, 2022, 07:13:37 AM
I was given the entire TV series of Beetlejuice on DVD as a late birthday present, so watching that right now.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 22, 2022, 06:23:16 AM
Peaky Blinders season 6
Ms. Marvel


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on June 22, 2022, 07:54:09 AM
I'm also occasionally working my way through the 60s "Batman." One of the greatest TV shows ever!


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: pacman000 on June 22, 2022, 05:53:00 PM
Obi Wan Lenobi

Itís ok. Starts a bit slow, but it picks up around the 3rd episode. Last two I watched felt a bit too much like remakes of earlier Star Wars films, but they still had a few good moments. Probablyíll watch the last one tomorrow.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on June 22, 2022, 08:52:01 PM
Obi Wan Lenobi

It's almost 4 am, I'm tired, I can't sleep and then I saw that: I am now smiling, thanks.  :smile: :smile:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 12, 2022, 03:12:59 PM
some old episodes of One step Beyond and Thriller. not as good as Outerlimits/ TZ


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on July 12, 2022, 03:40:10 PM
Just finished season 3 of The Boys.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: RCMerchant on July 13, 2022, 09:05:39 AM
I'm on episode 4 of COLUMBO, wih Peter Falk.
Steven Speilberg directed the 3rd episode!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 21, 2022, 12:18:18 PM
Finished 12 MONKEYS. Enjoyed it, but what a crazy mess. 4 seasons of rewriting timelines every episode necessarily leaves you with a lot of questions.

Going to try RICK & MORTY next, which every young person I know seems to love.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 15, 2022, 01:06:45 PM
Started THE SANDMAN. Two episodes in, not bad. Never read the original.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 03, 2022, 09:43:53 AM
Finished THE SANDMAN a while back.

Last night I started GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES. First episode was not bad, but not one of the three I was looking forward to. We'll see what the future holds.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 03, 2022, 10:26:14 AM
I enjoyed the 2nd episode more than the first (not saying the first was bad or anything).


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 03, 2022, 05:33:55 PM
Law & order,  NCIS, FBI.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 06, 2022, 08:29:32 AM
I enjoyed the 2nd episode more than the first (not saying the first was bad or anything).

I agree, the second was a bit more fun. Always enjoy a grave-robbing plot. Third episode up tonight.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: indianasmith on November 06, 2022, 09:05:46 AM
I just watched the whole series this week.  Some were better than others, but all were pretty good.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 07, 2022, 08:48:58 AM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on November 07, 2022, 10:13:03 AM
I finished The Rings of Power and I'm glad I watched it. It had more annoying/bad moments than good, and no great moments, but it was not without good parts to recommend it, so...I hope it gets better, and I am not regretting seeing it. The two best sections of the show were (to my surprise) those set among the proto-hobbits, and the dwarves, who were immeasurably better-presented than the dwarves in 2010s The Hobbit films. Galadriel, the elves, Numenor, the goings-on in the Southlands (aka future Mordor) all ranged from boring to bad to insulting to Tolkien. If I were to grade the series...I'd give the entire presentation about a C-. Though I will say the aspects I did not like were readily identifiable and correctable, if anyone in charge of the show should choose to do so.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 07, 2022, 10:46:06 AM
I finished The Rings of Power and I'm glad I watched it. It had more annoying/bad moments than good, and no great moments, but it was not without good parts to recommend it, so...I hope it gets better, and I am not regretting seeing it. The two best sections of the show were (to my surprise) those set among the proto-hobbits, and the dwarves, who were immeasurably better-presented than the dwarves in 2010s The Hobbit films. Galadriel, the elves, Numenor, the goings-on in the Southlands (aka future Mordor) all ranged from boring to bad to insulting to Tolkien. If I were to grade the series...I'd give the entire presentation about a C-. Though I will say the aspects I did not like were readily identifiable and correctable, if anyone in charge of the show should choose to do so.

I watched it with a mindset that separated it entirely from Tolkien and just saw it as "another fantasy tv show". By that standard, I thought it was ok and would rate it slightly higher, but not by a huge amount (C I guess).


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on November 07, 2022, 12:44:56 PM
Almost done with House of the Dragon and have enjoyed it a bunch.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 07, 2022, 01:02:25 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Gabriel Knight on November 07, 2022, 02:26:58 PM
I'm rewatching STARGATE SG-1, I'm not even halfway through the first season, and I already remembered why it's my favorite show of all times, and the best sci-fi series ever created.
It's absurdly good. The dialog, stories, characters, villains, and overall progression of the show, all combines perfectly into a never-ending adventure, filled with existential and moral discussions. Even the wardrobes and sceneries are marvelous. And this includes the ones that look really cheap.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 07, 2022, 10:41:07 PM
Westworld.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 08, 2022, 02:23:43 AM
Stranger Things & Cabinet of Curiosities.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 09, 2022, 01:18:53 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.

Very good, solid Lovecraft adaptation! I also liked episode 4, "Outsider," which was a nice black comedy change of pace. This is a high-quality anthology series.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Alex on November 09, 2022, 03:36:05 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.

Very good, solid Lovecraft adaptation! I also liked episode 4, "Outsider," which was a nice black comedy change of pace. This is a high-quality anthology series.

The only thing I didn't like about that episode was Glover's accent. I was wondering if it was an accurate one?


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 09, 2022, 05:06:59 PM
Third was better than the second which was better than the first. I like how this is trending.

Let me know when you've watched episode 5, Pickman's Model.

Very good, solid Lovecraft adaptation! I also liked episode 4, "Outsider," which was a nice black comedy change of pace. This is a high-quality anthology series.

The only thing I didn't like about that episode was Glover's accent. I was wondering if it was an accurate one?

It sounded like a New York accent to me. The scenario was set in Boston but a New York native could easily have attended school there. The choice was strange on Glover's part but I ended up liking it.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: ER on November 13, 2022, 09:33:59 AM
Perry Mason on HBO. I still think the real subplot was he was a Russian spy.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 13, 2022, 10:01:57 AM
Finished "Cabinet of Curiosities." An excellent series, even the weaker offerings were good. I'd rank them

The Autopsy
The Viewing
The Outside
Pickman's Model
Graveyard Rats
Lot 36
The Murmuring
Dreams in the Witch House

Also sort-of watching the Netflix sitcom "Blockbuster," about the last Blockbuster store operating in the US. It's... OK. My dad likes it, so I watch it with him sometimes when I'm at his house.


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Trevor on November 13, 2022, 05:38:32 PM
As soon as I get my satellite dish up and working again after three years 😳 I will see what Starsat has to offer for USD30 per month.

Probably a lot of political 💩💩 with very few movies and sport. 😝😝


Title: Re: What TV Shows Are you Watching?
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 30, 2022, 02:20:31 AM
Wednesday.

Saw a few eps at a friend's place, binged the rest. Damn flu won't let me sleep. I like it all in all, good Tim Burton fantasy and family stuff.