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Currently screening new episodes as of this year on your local (US/UK/whatever) networks, can be on hiatus. No sports events.

1. Breaking Bad
2. Louis
3. Mad Men
4. Justified
5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
6. Treme
7. The Venture Brothers
8. 30 for 30
9. The Daily Show
10. Peep Show

Also not bad: Better Off Ted, Doctor Who, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Jeopardy, Archer, Parks and Recreation, Metalocalypse, Frisky Dingo, Bill Moyers, 106 and Park, Frontline, Warehouse 13, America's Best Dance Crew, Sunday Best

Also watchable: Work of Art, Top Chef, Children's Hospital, The Office, Sesame Street

What am I missing?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:13 (ten years ago) link

apparently I'm missing that Better Off Ted and Frisky Dingo were canceled; bummer.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:18 (ten years ago) link

Bill Moyers is retired BTW

No order

Mad Men
30 Rock
It's Always Sunny
Justified
Friday Night Lights
Fringe
Dexter
Daily Show
True Blood
Parks & Rec

I guess I could pick 10 shows from the Cooking Channel. Now that L O S T is done, I don't watch anymore scripted tv.

Donovan Dagnabbit (WmC), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:26 (ten years ago) link

Doctor Who
Burn Notice
House
Peep Show
The Inbetweeners
Sherlock

God, turns out I really don't watch much telly, or particularly like the stuff I do watch. This is hard. Stuff I do watch all the time like The Apprentice and Strictly Come Dancing and Coronation Street and Lie To Me and Spooks barely seem worth a place in a list, but might have to get forced in purely in the absence of anything else.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:29 (ten years ago) link

Much as anything, I'm looking for suggestions.
Dexter burnt me out after two seasons. True Blood/30 Rock/Fringe/Burn Notice/House have each got one or two episodes of watching until I realized they weren't for me. I've bumped up Friday Night Lights on the Netflix instant watch. InBetweeners is on the tivo now. Is Sherlock worth torrenting?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:36 (ten years ago) link

and why isn't there anything worth watching on american network television?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:37 (ten years ago) link

Sherlock totally worth torrenting, yes.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:38 (ten years ago) link

gave up on 30 rock after two episodes? problem lies inside you

I really should give 30 Rock a go. Do I need to start from the start?

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:40 (ten years ago) link

i find tina fey deeply unfunny in the same way that i find jerry seinfeld deeply unfunny. it's my right as a us citizen.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:42 (ten years ago) link

i will check out sherlock.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:42 (ten years ago) link

There's a thread on here somewhere (possibly full of spoilers though, unless you're familiar with the base material). It's superficially at least a bit reminiscent of the most recent series of Doctor Who (it's also helmed by Steven Moffatt), so if that's your bag, it's worth a go.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:46 (ten years ago) link

x-post Fine, but maybe amend you question to "why there isn't anything worth watching on US TV for people with huge blind spots?"

you say blind spots i say good taste
i kinda gave up on doc who this past season but if sherlock's as good as the eccleston/tennant years, i'm in.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:48 (ten years ago) link

the thick of it
curb yr enthusiasm

(huge gap)

the daily show
30 rock

uhm

no time for the prussian death cult (nakhchivan), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:48 (ten years ago) link

Oh, forgot the Thick of It was just on hiatus. Yeah, that.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:50 (ten years ago) link

No particular order

Burn Notice
Mad Men
True Blood
Big Bang Theory
Community
30 Rock
Parks & Rec
Louie
Doctor Who
Being Human

Also: Justified/warehouse 13/eureka

I watch too many shows

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:51 (ten years ago) link

Shiting shite, I forgot about Being Human as well. I seriously have the memory of a goldfish for shows when they go off air for a bit (would probably have forgotten Peep Show as well if someone hadn't mentioned it first)

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:57 (ten years ago) link

Modern Family
Parks & Rec
Community
30 Rock (though increasingly less so)
Peep Show
Top Gear
How I Met Your Mother (though increasingly less so)

Hmm, no dramas.

Used to watch Top Chef and Project Runway but got bored.

Super Cub, Monday, 6 September 2010 19:00 (ten years ago) link

I'll have to check out Burn Notice. I figured it was about on the level of the Closer--not bad, but nothing special.

I'm anticipating Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

you say blind spots i say good taste

Challops of the Day, right here.

I really should give 30 Rock a go. Do I need to start from the start?

Not really, but depending on to whom you talk, the first season has some excellent, excellent episodes.

30 Rock (eff all the apostate haters)
America's Next Top Model
Friday Night Lights
Treme (though I'm still catching up on it)
Doctor Who
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway (ES <3 SA)
ABDC

Damn, I don't even remember what else I watch now. Fringe was only OK with very sporadic bursts of brilliance this season.

Daria Law (Leee), Monday, 6 September 2010 19:07 (ten years ago) link

Crap, I forgot Project Runway! :(

I also watch Top Chef, though it's not a favorite. PR is much more enjoyable.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 6 September 2010 19:19 (ten years ago) link

What is the thick of it?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 19:52 (ten years ago) link

TV series which preceded In The Loop (and on which it's sort of based). Government satire with heroic amounts of excellent swearing in it.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 20:17 (ten years ago) link

yeah you don't need to watch the first 4 seasons of 30 rock to be able to follow the new season (PREMIERING SPETEMBER 23 OH YEAH) but it's like, highly recommended!

max skim (k3vin k.), Monday, 6 September 2010 20:37 (ten years ago) link

more or less in order:

mad men
breaking bad
curb your enthusiasm
community
louie
it's always sunny in philadelphia
30 rock
justified
parks & rec
treme
(law order SVU)

basically what everyone else is watching. been thinking about trying out friday night lights, but i'm worried i won't understand any of it, with the football and all

sonderangerbot, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:10 (ten years ago) link

mad men
breaking bad

well.... that's about it.

lieutenant jimmy john (kelpolaris), Monday, 6 September 2010 21:22 (ten years ago) link

With football and Friday Night Lights--it's the industry of the town, in the same way showbiz is for LA in "Entourage" or meth is in "Justified." Not all that hard to follow.

no idea what in the loop is either
i kinda gave up on curb around season four, did it pick up in quality?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 21:28 (ten years ago) link

In the Loop is the film version of The Thick of It (this could take a while...)

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:33 (ten years ago) link

forks, after season four there is leon and the seinfeld reunion so i would say yes. maybe skip season five until later.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:35 (ten years ago) link

Thick of It had something to do with Steve Coogan, didnit?

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Project Runway
True Blood
Antiques Roadshow

Jenny, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:03 (ten years ago) link

Is an Armando Iannucci thing, Coogan collaborator.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thick_of_It

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ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:06 (ten years ago) link

Top Chef - prior to this season, at least
My Boys
Community
Parenthood
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother

haven't really gotten into any new HBO/other dramas since Generation Kill. Hoping Boardwalk Empire is worth watching

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Monday, 6 September 2010 22:14 (ten years ago) link

love you for starting this thread forks;

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Mad Men
Community
Dexter
Louis
The Venture Bros
30 Rock
Parks & Recreation
Modern Family
Archer

Also watchable: Family Guy, American Dad, HIMYM, Doctor Who, House, TDS, The Office, Glee

Mordy, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:18 (ten years ago) link

Oh, Modern Family, yes. I forgot about that one.

Sherlock looks interesting, too. I will definitely check that out.

Jenny, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:19 (ten years ago) link

I really need to get into Glee. Every time I've seen it (twice, and some clips here and there) it looks exactly like my kind of thing.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:24 (ten years ago) link

Mad Men
Community
Parks & Recreation
30 Rock (though I'm becoming less charmed by it)
Pawn Stars
American Pickers
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
The Closer
House, M.D.

I watched the first season of Breaking Bad, but never came back to it. I need to catch up. Modern Family is promising based on a couple episodes from later in the season that I saw (it started out really blah). I didn't watch Louis, will torrent it. Didn't have room for Futurama, though I might substitute it in place of 30 Rock. Party Down, r.i.p.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:28 (ten years ago) link

Oh yeah, and It's Always Sunny. I like it, but it's still a really spotty show. Some eps are masterful, some are total dreck.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:30 (ten years ago) link

Oh shit, yeah, forgot about Futurama.

Mordy, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:30 (ten years ago) link

ALSO Friday Night Lights. Can't say enough good things about it, especially about Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler...perhaps the greatest husband/wife duo ever in an American tv drama.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:31 (ten years ago) link

been thinking about trying out friday night lights, but i'm worried i won't understand any of it, with the football and all

It's not a football show, really. It's a character-driven drama. The football is a backdrop that's incorporated in a way anyone anywhere could understand it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:33 (ten years ago) link

alright i'm convinced. need something to fill the gap between new mad men eps.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 6 September 2010 23:08 (ten years ago) link

You'll, of course, want to start at the beginning, but here's how I rank the seasons:

3 > 1 > 4 >>>>> 2

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 23:40 (ten years ago) link

Breaking Bad
Louie
Mad Men
Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Community
Parenthood
Archer
Children's Hospital
Late Late Show

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 00:05 (ten years ago) link

You'll, of course, want to start at the beginning, but here's how I rank the seasons:

3 > 1 > 4 >>>>> 2

Concur, though I'm almost tempted to say that you can skip the entirety of season 2.

Daria Law (Leee), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 04:04 (ten years ago) link

Louie
Doctor Who
Sherlock
Community
Parks and Recreation
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Big Love

tricked by a toothless cobra, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 07:46 (ten years ago) link

not currently on, but the girl and I are LOVING Slings and Arrows and everyone with instant watch netflix should try the first season.
A few missteps, but on the whole, very good.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 9 September 2010 01:19 (ten years ago) link

BB
NCIS
Simpsons
Mythbusters
IT Crowd
Go Girls
Neighbours (lol)
Burn Notice

.. that's kinda it now that i think about it, save for a couple of other aussie shows you guys don't give a shit about

consolation pies (electricsound), Thursday, 9 September 2010 01:29 (ten years ago) link

Slings and Arrows rules, the second season is something of a dip in quality but the third season is really impressive as well.

clotpoll, Thursday, 9 September 2010 01:29 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Started Friday Night Lights and it's quite good but a bit soapy for us to finish a whole season at a go. Working through season one slowly.

New additions to my current top picks:
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
Regular Show
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

The first two are ESPECIALLY good; I highly recommend any venture fans trying them. Frankenhole is from the same guy who did Moral Orel and it's as good as that show was at the end of its run and similarly nutso. The Ron Howard episode was a special level of batshit.
Regular Show is an odd duck; adult swim dada stylee for tweens. Surprisingly enjoyable!
And isn't there a thread for Todd Margaret yet?

I was kinda feeling Lone Star after two episodes; shame they canned it. Running Wilde is, unfortunately, not half as smart as it thinks it is; some zingers but they're far between the leaden gags.

Brick Frog! (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:16 (ten years ago) link

Pick up Terriers. It's only 5 episodes deep right now.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:18 (ten years ago) link

metalocalypse is having a pretty great season so far as well.

Brick Frog! (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:18 (ten years ago) link

i watched half of the pilot for terriers and it seemed lame... would be willing to try again.

Brick Frog! (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:19 (ten years ago) link

If it didn't draw you in with its first 30 minutes, it probably never will.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:28 (ten years ago) link

yea i started watching todd margaret -- pilot was hugely funny & the 2nd was pretty meh

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:34 (ten years ago) link

also agree abt running wilde - i canceled it off my dvr

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:35 (ten years ago) link

i watched half of the pilot for terriers and it seemed lame... would be willing to try again.

― Brick Frog! (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:19 AM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

If it didn't draw you in with its first 30 minutes, it probably never will.

― Johnny Fever, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:28 AM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark

I disagree with this. I wasn't too bothered after the first.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:40 (ten years ago) link

You could be right. I was hooked instantly, and don't think it's much different now than it was then, but ymmv.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:42 (ten years ago) link

Mad Men
Rubicon
No Reservations
30 Rock
Sons Of Anarchy
Warehouse 13
Being Human
Futurama
House M.D.
Terriers

Stockhausen's Helicopter Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 00:56 (ten years ago) link

30 rock
big bang theory
mad manz
project runway
glee
futurama
louis
snl
degrassi: the next generation
uhhh...tnt nba halftime show?

bear toot confessa (m bison), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 01:02 (ten years ago) link

http://video.adultswim.com/mary-shelleys-frankenhole/hunger-of-the-vampire.html
^most recent full episode. Gandhi has an italian accent throughout for no particular reason.

Brick Frog! (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 02:27 (ten years ago) link

Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Louie
Always Sunny
Top Chef
30 Rock
Project Runway
True Blood
Modern Family
Piece of Work

Darin, Tuesday, 12 October 2010 02:38 (ten years ago) link

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Community
Sons of Anarchy
Parks and Rec
Rubicon
30 Rock
FNL
Terriers
Curb Your Enthusiasm

sofatruck, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 02:33 (ten years ago) link

Sons of Anarchy
Mad Men
Caprica
Community
Big Bang Theory
Project Runway
Fringe
Espn 30 for 30
Monday Night Football :D
Freaks & Geeks Friday night reruns

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:39 (ten years ago) link

I finally got into Sons of Anarchy last weekend and hot damn I'm in love

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:40 (ten years ago) link

Yeah I just got into it also. Its pretty embarrassing how quickly I caught up though.

sofatruck, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:54 (ten years ago) link

how i met your mother
big bang theory
parenthood
hoarders
cougartown
modern family
hell's kitchen
30 rock
louie
american pickers

scott seward, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 03:55 (ten years ago) link

hah I forgot Louie!!! How quickly I forget

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:05 (ten years ago) link

Oh man Hoarders.. that should really be on my list.

sofatruck, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:14 (ten years ago) link

I'd only heard other people talk about Hoarders before, but I caught a few episodes during a marathon on A&E yesterday. It's equally enthralling and frustrating, but definitely good tv.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:18 (ten years ago) link

1. Breaking Bad
2. Jersey Shore
3. Life and Times of Tim
4. Parks and Recreation
5. Pawn Stars
6. Curb Your Enthusiasm
7. NFL Gameday Final
8. American Pickers
9. Real World Road Rules Challenge
10. American Idol (usually give up by week 8)

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 04:26 (ten years ago) link

unranked

Breaking Bad
Dexter
Fringe
Louie
Venture Brothers
Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Archer
IT Crowd
Life and Times of Tim
Ghost Hunters (yeah I know, whatever, this show is like crack to me)

warming on parks and rec and psyche courtesty of netflix instant. todd margaret pilot was awesome but havent caught more of it yet

MMLLLARRRFF (jjjusten), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:42 (ten years ago) link

1. FNL
2. Sons of Anarchy
3. Mad Men
4. 30 Rock
5. Eastbound and Down
6. Nurse Jackie
7. the Office
8. Parks and Rec
9. Rubicon
10. Deadliest Catch

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:47 (ten years ago) link

Re-done
1. FNL
2. Sons of Anarchy
3. Mad Men
4. 30 Rock
5. Eastbound and Down
6. Dexter
7. the Office
8. Parks and Rec
9. Rubicon
10. Deadliest Catch

11. Nurse Jackie

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:49 (ten years ago) link

12. louie
13. breaking bad
14. dual survival
15. man vs. wild
16. curb
17. entourage

i watch too much tv

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:55 (ten years ago) link

Mad Men
Eastbound and Down
Hardy Bucks
Ideal
Breaking Bad
Match of The Day
South Park
The Inbetweeners
Entourage
Black Books re-runs

decent skinsmanship (Michael B), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 17:55 (ten years ago) link

Shows airing in 2010 of which I have watched every or nearly every episode:

Mad Men
30 Rock
The Office [haven't watched any of the new season]
Glee
Top Chef
Saturday Night Live

The show I have watched the most after those:

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

jaymc, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:05 (ten years ago) link

1. ... uh, never mind

Aimless, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:09 (ten years ago) link

Have never heard of:
Hardy Bucks
Ideal
Black Books
Life and Times of Tim

Brick Frog! (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:11 (ten years ago) link

Black Books is fantastic. LOVE it

That is the stench of tyranny (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:25 (ten years ago) link

10 that I either make time for or catch up on via hulu/netflix/amazon/whatever:

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
30 Rock
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Colbert Report
Daily Show
Eastbound and Down (have not seen any of new season though)
The Soup
Family Guy
Tosh.0

a few that I like a lot but you know whatevs:
Curb
Parks & Rec
Community
How I met Your Mother
Archer

a few I would like to watch but haven't gotten around to:
Modern Fam
Louie
Sons of Anarchy
Terriers
Bored to Death

hypnosis is the reason some Jewish people backed him → (will), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:32 (ten years ago) link

The fourth hour of the Today show
Wendy Williams
Bay Area Quiz Kids
California Gold
This show on community access featuring a paraplegic man who gets topless hippie lapdances
Question Time - British House of Commons
Eastbound and Down
Jack Van Impe Presents
Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Mad Men

funky house skeptic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:38 (ten years ago) link

Community
30 Rock
The Venture Bros.
How I Met Your Mother
The Daily Show
Sons of Anarchy
The Soup
Parenthood
True Blood
Terriers

some dude, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:12 (ten years ago) link

Breaking Bad
Eastbound and Down
Mad Men
Parks and Recreation
Louie
Sons of Anarchy
30 Rock
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Peep Show
Gossip Girl

methanietanner, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:27 (ten years ago) link

lemme add Peep Show to my list.

decent skinsmanship (Michael B), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:06 (ten years ago) link

Mad Men
30 Rock
Bored to Death
Friday Night Lights
America's Next Top Model
Parenthood
Modern Family
Chopped
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Entourage

mizzell, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:19 (ten years ago) link

1. Friday Night Lights
2. Mad Men
3. Breaking Bad
4. Rescue Me
5. Army Wives
6. Hung
7. Weeds
8. Modern Family
9. Sons Of Anarchy
10. The IT Crowd

Honorable Mentions: Big Love, Parks And Recreation, Big Bang Theory

Expect to like less as my Netflix-only watching catches up to alleged jumped sharks: Big Love, maybe Weeds

Might be lower on the list if I didn't grow up in West Bloomfield: Hung

Have never seen but expect to like when Netflix gets it: Treme

Would be an honorable mention if it didn't get cancelled: Ugly Betty

xhuxk, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:38 (ten years ago) link

Also, Big Bang Theory probably isn't even good enough to be an Honorable Mention. But I haven't totally given up on it yet.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:43 (ten years ago) link

Monday Night Football
Hell's Kitchen
Top Chef
No Reservations
Rules of Engagement
Big Bang Theory
That Metal Show (Trunk, Florentine, some dude with sideburns)

i have trouble filling out my list after that. Mostly watch sports

Zeppelin to Howlin Wolf: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 21:59 (ten years ago) link

Peep Show
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Community
30 Rock
IT Crowd
Curb
Bored to Death
The Office
Jeopardy!

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 22:13 (ten years ago) link

dammit, Bill, people on ilx aren't supposed to know that Don Jamieson is actually me with fake sideburns glued on

some dude, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 22:14 (ten years ago) link

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Peep Show
Doctor Who
Curb
Big Bang Theory
The Inbetweeners
Futurama
Masterchef
Oh what the hell, Boardwalk Empire

A brownish area with points (chap), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 23:34 (ten years ago) link

Watch Life and Times of Tim, people!

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 23:40 (ten years ago) link

dammit, Bill, people on ilx aren't supposed to know that Don Jamieson is actually me with fake sideburns glued on

― some dude, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:14 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

hahahahaha

Zeppelin to Howlin Wolf: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Thursday, 14 October 2010 16:31 (ten years ago) link

think i might give sons of anarchy a go, although it looks like it might be too... serious

r|t|c, Thursday, 14 October 2010 17:04 (ten years ago) link

How do you people have enough time to watch ten different shows on a regular basis?

buju_stanton (Hurting 2), Thursday, 14 October 2010 17:08 (ten years ago) link

A lot of these shows don't run at the same time. Also DVR/d0wnl0@ding means you can watch at your convenience.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Thursday, 14 October 2010 17:12 (ten years ago) link

SOA isn't all that serious...just damn good. and season 2 has henry rollins.

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Thursday, 14 October 2010 17:14 (ten years ago) link

How is SOA this year? I thought the season 2 finale was really stupid, has it recovered?

Jouster, Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:07 (ten years ago) link

yeah SOA definitely has plenty of moments of levity, oddball characters, goofiness, etc, in addition to the tons of violence and misery and shock value and drama. i think that season 3's been pretty good so far, although it feels kind of mellow compared to season 2 (which i devoured on DVD in the space of like a week so that i'd be caught up to watch a new episodes and was kind of overwhelming but awesome).

some dude, Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:11 (ten years ago) link

How do you people have enough time to watch ten different shows on a regular basis?

― buju_stanton (Hurting 2), Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:08 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i'm pretty much an unemployed stay-at-home parent. but yeah pretty much any show that I can watch at my leisure OnDemand, i do, and only make a point to watch a couple of must-see shows while they're actually on.

some dude, Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:13 (ten years ago) link

agreed, first few episodes of season 3 left me bored and wanting some ass kicking. although season premieres ending...whoa.

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:13 (ten years ago) link

How do you people have enough time to watch ten different shows on a regular basis?

I just have a really long Netflix list, and don't mind at all being a year behind the rest of the world when it comes to the shows I like. Rarely watch more than an episode or two of anything a night, and only watch maybe four nights a week, on average. (Only shows I actually watch while they're on are Meet The Press and Face The Nation on Sunday mornings, which I probably should've honorable-mentioned, at least. Never think of them on threads like this, since they've never been in my Netflix queue.)

xhuxk, Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:34 (ten years ago) link

amazing race
breaking bad
community
cougar town
family guy
friday night lights
how it's made
it's always sunny
NOVA
supernatural

Lamp, Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:43 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

Seriously, Regular Show on Cartoon Network is top ten for me now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve45tBg3FZo
wish more people were talking about this

From the novel "Spinster Dinner" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 17 January 2011 14:00 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgfZtyiilAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cY1rPJ2Vdk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7NNFcWlnns
i presume the bluejay and the raccoon are recovering addicts and the park is a halfway house

From the novel "Spinster Dinner" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 17 January 2011 14:01 (ten years ago) link

Realise I left Psychoville off my list.

Rejoice that you weren't eaten (chap), Monday, 17 January 2011 14:22 (ten years ago) link

the only ones i truly go out of my way to watch are FRINGE (it really has gotten so much better this season) and Doctor Who. should say House too, but i am losing interest.

Kim, Monday, 17 January 2011 14:56 (ten years ago) link

I've never ever watched House. I suppose I should try it one day, people seem to like it.

Rejoice that you weren't eaten (chap), Monday, 17 January 2011 14:58 (ten years ago) link

I've grown to be a big fan of House, but I'm starting to wonder where this season will lead. I mean, once they crossed the line of House and Cuddy getting together... I worried that a lot of the driving tension outside of the weekly medical mysteries would wear off, but they've done a fairly good job so far this season. Also ready for more Thirteen.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 17 January 2011 15:07 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

1 Girls
2 Game of Thrones
3 Mad Men
4 Modern Family
5 On Death Row
6 The Ricky Gervais Show
7 Regular Show
8 Veep
9 Real Sports
10 Metalocalypse

Currently on hiatus - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Breaking Bad, Venture Brothers, Louie, Justified, Face Off, Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, Onion News Network, Check It Out!, Archer, Young Justice, Workaholics, Unsupervised, NFL whatever

lolPBS - Moyers and Company, Independent Lens, Frontline, POV

lolbritish - James May's Toy Stories, Peep Show, Doctor Who

loldailies - The Daily Show, 106 and Park, Jeopardy

why am i still watching this - Simpsons, ABDC, Parks and Rec, The Office, The Pitch, The Voice

Need to get into/caught up - Boardwalk Empire, Luck, Treme

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 16:36 (nine years ago) link

throw in Antiques Roadshow under lolPBS I suppose.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 16:50 (nine years ago) link

no order, but lol i try to watch these:

breaking bad
justified
louie
archer
parks & recreation
cougartown
the good wife
bob's burgers
futurama
eastbound & down

lol why do i still watch these they used to be great but now are crap: the office, house, dexter, south park, whatever they call aqua teen hunger force these days
RIP (recent vintage): big love, tim & eric

In no particular order and including stuff that's currently on hiatus (which is pretty much everything atm):

Peep Show
Breaking Bad
Community
Parks and Recreation
The Soup
30 Rock
Happy Endings
Louie
Onion News Network

whatever Tim And Eric are doing at a given time

Stuff I watch that isn't quite top ten: South Park, How I Met Your Mother, SNL, Switched At Birth, Eagleheart. Haven't seen enough episodes of the new HBO comedies to say one way or another. Suddenly realizing that, despite my love of the format, I'm barely watching any current one-hour serialized dramas.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:02 (nine years ago) link

breaking bad
louie
parks & recreation
justified
community
archer
game of thrones
it's always sunny in philadelphia
bob's burgers
homeland

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:22 (nine years ago) link

I pulled waaaaaaay back on my Homeland praise after that finale. I'll probably still watch it when it comes back.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:25 (nine years ago) link

Top ten running or on hiatus, in no order, would probably be It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Breaking Bad, Venture Brothers, Louie, Justified, Game of Thrones, Workaholics, Mad Men, Archer, Modern Family

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:53 (nine years ago) link

30 Rock
Bob's Burgers
Community
Eagleheart
New Girl
Saturday Night Live
Funny Or Die presents Billy On The Street
Veep
The Daily Show
The Soup

hiatus honorable mentions: Happy Endings, Venture Bros, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Breakout Kings, Suits, Childrens Hospital

some dude, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:09 (nine years ago) link

what's billy on the street?

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:10 (nine years ago) link

ms. fisher's murder mysteries
community
new girl
don't trust the bitch in apt 23
smash

huh, thought it'd be more than 5

toandos, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:14 (nine years ago) link

i'll make a list at some point today but would like to remind everyone that Metalocalpyse is back

Mordy, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:19 (nine years ago) link

Billy On The Street is a goofy man-on-the-street pop culture quiz parody on Fuse, really stupid show but also pretty consistently one of the funniest things i've watched lately

some dude, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:34 (nine years ago) link

Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Hockey Night In Canada
NHL on TSN
HIMYM

hmmm...maybe throw in Hoarders and South Park and Colbert and that's about it. And I suppose I still watch some of the Sunday animated shows on Fox occasionally, but strictly out of habit.

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:48 (nine years ago) link

Parks & Rec is the only show I watch

coal, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:27 (nine years ago) link

The Big Bang Theory (after previously resisting it, ive grown to like it now, well its on all the time anyway)
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Match Of The Day
South Park
The Savage Eye (irish satirical show)
Community (watched the first 2 seasons)
Nip/Tuck (is this still going? ill watch it if its on)
Portlandia (i like what ive seen but its not on tv over here)

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 13:09 (nine years ago) link

oh yeah Eastbound and Down as well

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 13:11 (nine years ago) link

and Peep Show

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 13:11 (nine years ago) link

Oh, you know what on hiatus show I totally forgot about? Boss. I dug that way more than I expected to.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:50 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

finally started watching eagleheart. so funny!

Mordy, Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:37 (eight years ago) link

Right? It's kinda sad that I don't hear more people talking about it. Chris Elliott has a show again! And it's really funny!

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 8 June 2012 00:23 (eight years ago) link

I think the only shows I really like that are on right now are Workaholics and Portlandia. Shows that I've sort of forgotten about, but which I'm sure are as good now as they were when I used to watch them: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Top Chef.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 8 June 2012 00:43 (eight years ago) link

Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders

calm me maybe (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:37 (eight years ago) link

Community
Archer
Bobs Burgers
Sherlock
Dogs101
Cats 101

Uh... Parks & Rec I guess.

Dreaming in Infrared (kingfish), Friday, 8 June 2012 01:47 (eight years ago) link

So, not top 10, but non-cancelled shows I watch every ep of off my DVR

Dramas: GoT, Mad Men
Sitcoms: HIMYM, Cougar Town, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Community (RIP), Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Louie, IASIP, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, The League, Suburgatory, Veep, Children's Hospital, Eagleheart
Animated: Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, China IL, Boondocks (Reverse-RIP!), Venture Bros, Family Guy, American Dad, Bob's Burgers, Archer, Futurama, South Park

I think that's everything.

Mordy, Friday, 8 June 2012 01:57 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

New Additions: Eagleheart,Comedy Bang Bang, Small Town Security, reruns of Hard Knocks on NFL network
I may start Sunday Best again.

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:57 (eight years ago) link

Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders
Hoarders

― calm me maybe (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, June 7, 2012 9:37 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:00 (eight years ago) link

oh and storage wars

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:00 (eight years ago) link

Oh Chris Elliot has a new show? Huh!

After watching previews for The Virgin Diaries last night I am pretty excited about that too. Seriously. Skippy and his "wing mom".

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/virgin-diaries/videos/skippy-and-wing-mom.htm

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:05 (eight years ago) link

SYTCD
Deadman Wonderland
Eagleheart
Childrens Hospital
Eric Andre Show
Adventure Time
Family Guy
American Dad
NTSF:SD::SUV:::
Young Justice

... okay looking at that list, I am a fucking absurd person; how are you going to be almost 40 and have almost all of your favorite shows being on Cartoon Network

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:17 (eight years ago) link

Sounds sensible to me!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:18 (eight years ago) link

it's really the only reasonable way to go
dan, if you like adventure time, i find regular show to be a much smarter version of same with more, like, teenage motivations

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:41 (eight years ago) link

what are you going to like instead, mad men? zzzzzzz

j., Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:44 (eight years ago) link

oh Regular Show is great too, it's in my top 20 (along with Green Lantern, Ben 10, ATHF, Black Dynamite, Boondocks, etc etc basically this summer I've only watched Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, SYTYCD and tennis)

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:44 (eight years ago) link

looking forward to this fall with new episodes of the critical darling NBC sitcoms and the Wed night ABC juggernaut

also it's sort of terrible but I really like Grimm? and looking forward to Mob Doctor and all of its Rapaporticy

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:46 (eight years ago) link

I second Pillbox's list from upthread, except to subin Community for basically anything else.

Simon H., Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:02 (eight years ago) link

New Additions: Eagleheart,Comedy Bang Bang, Small Town Security, reruns of Hard Knocks on NFL network
I may start Sunday Best again.

― I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:57 PM (1 hour ago)

nooooooo these 2 shows are some of the worst things on television

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:04 (eight years ago) link

i wouldn't ride or die for bang bang, but it's fun and i love reggie
explain your beef w/STSecurity

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:07 (eight years ago) link

hate reality tv, hate reality tv that prods and pokes at people who are weird, if im going to watch that shit i might as well just roll with my big fat gypsy wedding or w/e

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:08 (eight years ago) link

Love that one too.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

bobs burgers
happy endings
louie
mad mans
sytycd
proyecto runway
himym
Friday night dinners
snl
parks and rec

electric point-electric counterpoint (m bison), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:12 (eight years ago) link

xp to jjj: i entered the show with that philosophy, figured i'd watch it once and then turn off.
i have an abiding hate for "har har look at the freak tv" and i assumed it would be reno 911 THE REALITY SHOW
that show started oddly, twisted a bit and then suddenly got very very inclusive. there's no poking of fun by the end of the first episode and most of the standard reality tropes are quickly subverted. there's a no-judgment, hanging with the crew feel that makes it seem almost like a straight up scripted drama. the characters are likable, human and basically kind at heart and so is the direction.
if you didn't get all the way through the first episode, you should try it.

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:12 (eight years ago) link

and i say this as someone who finds even fucking TOP CHEF inhumane

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:13 (eight years ago) link

like the big reveal at the end of episode one seemed pretty wrongheaded and creepy considering the obv setup for the whole show was "look at these bumpkin morons" so instead of being an interesting insight it felt a lot more like they were using the transgendered officer as a "whoa check out the freak" signpost which i found stomach turning.

xposts

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:14 (eight years ago) link

hate reality tv that prods and pokes at people who are weird

This is the only kind I like tbh. People fascinate me. idk. Not all shows like that are making fun of the people though some totally are, yes. I know it's mostly shitty tv but I'd rather watch that than all the "funny" sitcoms people love round here. *cough* community *cough*

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:14 (eight years ago) link

I've never seen the show you're talking about though. I'm just realizing that the things I do watch (Hoarders, Gypsy Wedding etc.) fall into that category.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:15 (eight years ago) link

Oh I like Girls and Louie too. Those are good.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:15 (eight years ago) link

xp we got different things from that reveal. having grown up in the bible belt, i didn't think they seemed like bumpkin morons, they felt like very familiar types to me.

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:16 (eight years ago) link

also the gentleness of that reveal, the obvious courage it took for diesel to do it and the weird mix of frustration, love, derision and pride that the chief took in forcing it forward was kind of amazing

the second ep explores a kind of fluid and nearly abstract sexuality among the characters without guilt or jealousy in a way that i've never seen on television. there's no freakshow elements far as i can see, a lot of exhibitionism but everyone appears to me to be accepting and grateful for the opportunity. the direction is treading lightly and doesn't rubberneck at obvious points; i also like the cartoon backstory bits.

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:19 (eight years ago) link

What channel is this show on?

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:20 (eight years ago) link

AMC
NOT ON DISH
i dunno, i think it's got the potential to be special tv.

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:21 (eight years ago) link

i might be treading some of my loathing for the reality stuff i am talking about into the show, so i am def not making pronouncements on high abt it, i just have a super hair trigger abt all those sorts of shows. because i hate them.

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:39 (eight years ago) link

re: Community, if you don't laugh at Allison Brie macing herself, you are looking for very different things out of your television entertainment than I am

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:42 (eight years ago) link

I've tried a couple times but can never get more than 5 minutes or so in. idk. I realize that nearly everyone else I know does and that this is probably my issue but I just don't like it. :/

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:17 (eight years ago) link

I like s1 and part of s2 Community, but the "cleverer" it gets the more indufferable I find it.

Simon H., Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:19 (eight years ago) link

er insufferable.

Simon H., Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:20 (eight years ago) link

E, I definitely felt that way about the pilot so I understand the reaction; I just really liked the original paintball episode and the show basically stuck with me from that point on, and with extra investment in the characters the first season becomes really great (including the pilot, which I now can't believe I hated). I will also admit that I kind of forced myself to get into the show because I really wanted Yvette Nicole Brown to be on hit and that I'm even more interested in following the show now because I found out Joel McHale is high school buddies with a singing friend of mine from college who recently went viral in a video of a speech he gave to WA state representatives explaining why, as a Christian, he felt morally obligated to vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage.

but I do also think the show is funny, I mean the zombie episode was classic

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:23 (eight years ago) link

i was hooked from Chang and Jeff's class presentation.

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:41 (eight years ago) link

sorry, Pierce and Jeff in Chang's class

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:41 (eight years ago) link

How do you people have enough time to watch ten or more shows on a regular basis?

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:42 (eight years ago) link

(Joel McHale is actually making an appearance at one of my friend's campaign events, which I think is massively cool)

xp: no kids

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:42 (eight years ago) link

(he posted to ILX) xp

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:43 (eight years ago) link

How do you people have enough time to watch ten or more shows on a regular basis?

DVR helps

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:44 (eight years ago) link

in no order, and if any of these hits a certain point of suckitude I will drop it in a heartbeat

30 Rock
Bachelor Pad
The Glee Project
Community
Happy Endings
Suburgatory
Unsung
Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23
Breaking Bad (though I'm only like 1/3 of the way in to Season 1 on Netflix)
Justified (though I've only seen the first two seasons on DVD)

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:46 (eight years ago) link

only show I know I watch that I left off is The Soup, which I still watch for the clips even though the jokes in between feel lazier every week

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:47 (eight years ago) link

hahaha here's hoping Bachelor Pad can keep up its current standard of quality

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:47 (eight years ago) link

i was just thinking I should have said certain point of boringness or something like that

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:48 (eight years ago) link

that show is amazing though

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:48 (eight years ago) link

oh it looks amazing, if I was more invested in the Bachelor franchise that would totally be my shit

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:49 (eight years ago) link

Breaking Bad
Bobs Burgers
Venture Bros
Louie
Parks and Rec
The League
Eric Andre Show
Childrens Hospital
Luther (assuming this is still rolling on)
American Horror Story

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:50 (eight years ago) link

wait Peep Show has more coming right? that should be in there somewhere

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

I feel like I watch a lot of television, and I could easily name 10 shows that I really like, but at any given time of the year I can watch as little as 90 minutes a week to as much as maybe 6 hours a week, and three of hours will probably be on Sunday night. It seems like a lot of time commitment, but it's really not that much when half the shows are only 30 minute sitcoms and with DVR you can kind of squeeze those in whenever.

At the moment I watch 3 and a half hours, though maybe it's more accurate to say 2 and a half since the hour I spend with the Newsroom usually involves me gasping, agog, into some black hole of bizarre awfulness.

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

just started watching Damages on Netflix streaming and if that is still a going concern and it doesnt shit itself up after the first season, that would be a worthy nom too

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:52 (eight years ago) link

oh yeah i just finished season one of that, probably didn't include it just because the guest stars this upcoming season are Jenna Elfman and Ryan Phillippe...ooooh

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:54 (eight years ago) link

Dharma and teen Valmont, together at last

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:55 (eight years ago) link

Oh I like Breaking Bad too.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:55 (eight years ago) link

Ryan Phillipe has an amazingly hot voice.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:56 (eight years ago) link

trying to think what my actual faves right now are, probably:

Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
Community
30 Rock
Parks & Rec
American Dad
Young Justice
Don't Trust the B**** in Apt 23
New Girl
Happy Endings

honorable mention to Bleach, Deadman Wonderland, Eric Andre Show, Big Bang Theory, Suburgator, Modern Family, The Middle, Grimm, Venture Brothers, Up All Night, Law & Order: SVU, Family Guy, South Park

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:58 (eight years ago) link

this seems as good a place as any to note that in the first episode of Bachelor Pad, a woman told her partner (who then went off and made out with another woman) that if they lost the first competition (which was to keep themselves inside a heart-shaped box as it was slowly turned 90 degrees), she would "donkey punch him in the neck."

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:04 (eight years ago) link

i keep meaning to try damages

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:07 (eight years ago) link

it's easy to watch 10 or even 30 shows when they're 15 minute adult swim eps

Mordy, Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:21 (eight years ago) link

Justified (though I've only seen the first two seasons on DVD)

You're in for a treat, s3 rules and is the best season yet imo (seems to be a minority opinion tho)

Simon H., Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:22 (eight years ago) link

damages s1 is pretty solid, but s2 was such a snoozefest that I never really tuned back in

Simon H., Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:22 (eight years ago) link

Zero love for SHARK TANK itt, that is a great show

sleepingbag, Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:23 (eight years ago) link

what i've seen i've enjoyed but i never remember to watch it

da croupier, Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:35 (eight years ago) link

if you like adventure time, i find regular show to be a much smarter version of same with more, like, teenage motivations

regular show is ok, but imho these aren't in the same league

Mordy, Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:38 (eight years ago) link

yup.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:43 (eight years ago) link

see i agree with you, but inversely. I tried adventure time for about three eps and then never went back.

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:53 (eight years ago) link

that's almost exactly how many episodes of regular show I watched and yet I have watched almost every episode of adventure time.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 26 July 2012 21:54 (eight years ago) link

the scene in the last ep where SPOILERS they blast off from earth and we see what the post-apocolyptic adventure time earth looks like (w/ a huge crater in the side) and then interface with the super god abraham lincoln who trades his immortality for jake's life and turns into the lincoln memorial /SPOILERS was a new kind of high point for the show.

Mordy, Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:00 (eight years ago) link

i've watched every episode of regular show!
different strokes

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:01 (eight years ago) link

I think both shows are great

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:37 (eight years ago) link

2 ilxors, 3 opinions

Mordy, Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:41 (eight years ago) link

7 views
2 likes 1, 469 dislikes

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 July 2012 22:50 (eight years ago) link

Damages 1 & 3 are good, 2 is okay, 4 is draggin' ass so far

baking (soda), Thursday, 26 July 2012 23:03 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

In no order

1. Key and Peele
2. Modern Family
3. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
4. Regular Show
5. 30 for 30
6. The Daily Show

Television is slow right now

THE NATIONS YOUTH DANCED TO THE MACARANA (innocent) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:35 (eight years ago) link

Real Time with Bill Maher
Jeopardy

Room 227 (cryptosicko), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:40 (eight years ago) link

Key and Peele's season is over

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:41 (eight years ago) link

tivoing still new to me. but yeah, there's not much on now.

THE NATIONS YOUTH DANCED TO THE MACARANA (innocent) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:43 (eight years ago) link

1. 30 Rock
2. Bob's Burgers
3. Killer Karaoke
4. A Football Life
5. The Hour

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:59 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

okay so i've decided i'm going to try enlightened on hbo go, does anybody wanna rep for any of these hbo series/miniseries?

Five Days
Big Love
The Pacific
Summer Heights High

it was very clear that it's a sarcastic song (forksclovetofu), Monday, 4 February 2013 20:45 (eight years ago) link

Pacific and Summer Heights are good.

Gukbe, Monday, 4 February 2013 20:47 (eight years ago) link

Big Love is at least worth a season or two investment, esp bc ya know

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ivWX1b9wiEw/S7n_S3hFz_I/AAAAAAAAAd4/yRTc7Uq-Wrw/s1600/biglove2_450.jpg

Mordy, Monday, 4 February 2013 21:26 (eight years ago) link

eight months pass...

1. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2. The Eric Andre Show
3. Regular Show
4. Adventure Time (finally got into it; tried to go back to season one and hated it! need to start w/season 2? Current shows are great.)
5. The Blacklist
6. Masters of Sex
7. Modern Family
8. Key and Peele
9. Moyers
10. 30 for 30

Also will give some love for Uncle Grandpa, Sleepy Hollow, Sword Art Online, Real Sports

there's no camera to capture that yelping moment! (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 19 October 2013 23:30 (seven years ago) link

In no particular order

1. Breaking Bad (I havent seen the new episodes)
2. Eastbound and Down
3. Louie
4. Homeland
5. Justified (just started watching the 1st season)
6. Mad Men
7. Match of the Day (do sports count?)
8. The Walking Dead (just started watching this, I havent made up my mind as to whether its worth following yet)

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Saturday, 19 October 2013 23:43 (seven years ago) link

Excluding Breaking Bad because it is over, but it would be near the top.

1. Bob's Burgers
2. Louie
3. Girls
4. Mad Men
5. Daily Show
6. Colbert
7. Eric Andre Show
8. Parks & Recreation
9. Frontline
10. CBS Sunday Morning / 60 Minutes (tie)

Special mentions: Eastbound and Down, Totally Biased, Rectify, Real Sports, and New Girl.

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Sunday, 20 October 2013 04:36 (seven years ago) link

hi

buzza, Sunday, 20 October 2013 04:59 (seven years ago) link

Boardwalk Empire
Pointless
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Eastbound and Down
Peep Show
Louie
Masterchef
Mad Men
Game of Thrones
South Park

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 20 October 2013 13:45 (seven years ago) link

Was debating whether to include Doctor Who, which I will always watch but I don't think is particularly good right now.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 20 October 2013 14:33 (seven years ago) link

in no real order

Blacklist
Sleepy Hollow
Boardwalk Empire
Sons of Anarchy
Justified
American Horror Story (just started s1 last weekend)
30 for 30
Project Runway
Key & Peele
Broadchurch (it's finished now but I dug it)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:00 (seven years ago) link

oh shit bump out Justified since ut hasnt started and replace with NASHVILLE

gah i love it so much

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:03 (seven years ago) link

9. Pointless (forgot this)
10. The Returned (its over now but season 2 is about to start in France I hear)

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:17 (seven years ago) link

six months pass...

Fuck, I'm watching a lot of television lately.

Currently on:
Adventure Time
The Americans
Game of Thrones
Veep
Inside Amy Schumer
Fargo
Silicon Valley

Early Contender:
Last Week Tonight

Coming Soon:
Penny Dreadful, Leftovers, Dinner With Friends

Hate Watching:
Mad Men, Modern Family

Watching as a Couple (mostly kinda distractedly watching while playing MPQ):
Blacklist, The Bletchley Circle, Parenthood, Orphan Black, Call The Midwife,

Please Come Back Real Soon:
The Eric Andre Show, Louie, Broad City, True Detective, The Returned, Getting On, Masters of Sex, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Review, Workaholics, Sword Art Online, Inside Comedy, Children's Hospital, Unsupervised, Metalocalypse, Your Pretty Little Face Is Going to Hell

Please Come Back and Be Better:
Key and Peele, Venture Brothers, Justified, Rick and Morty

Piling Up on the Tivo/HBO Go/Netflix and Awaiting a Few Spare Hours to Test/Return to:
Those Who Kill, Girls, Archer, Real Sports, The Red Road, Rectify, Almost Human, Dracula, Turn, Steven Universe, Years of Living Dangerously, 30 for 30, Agents of SHIELDlol, Uncle Grampa, Hannibal, Chicagoland, Regular Show, Cosmos

Tried and True:
106 and Park, POV, Independent Lens, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, American Masters, America's Test Kitchen

Tried and Denied:
Bates Hotel, Teen Wolf, Reign, The Daily Show, Sleepy Hollow, Bob's Burgers, Sons of Anarchy, Face/Off

sitting on a claud all day gotta make your butt numb (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 May 2014 14:35 (seven years ago) link

Oh and please come back Eagleheart too.

sitting on a claud all day gotta make your butt numb (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 May 2014 14:45 (seven years ago) link

'tried and denied' is a good category. i was primed to love The 100 as stupid trash but it couldn't even fill that hole in my heart.

please come back real soon: Lucas Bros Moving Co. don't think i've seen it mentioned on this thread.
I've also been enjoying Building Wild. i've wanted a cabin for a while and tuffy is my dude.

stuff n buff (anky), Monday, 5 May 2014 22:17 (seven years ago) link

New favorites: Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Vikings (though S2 just ended)

Old standbys that I'm really loving lately: Hannibal, Nashville, Blacklist

Loved but am now eternally denied forever why bcz cancelled: Almost Human

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 May 2014 22:45 (seven years ago) link

The last season of Vikings was so good, in common with Da Vinci's Demons, underrated.

under the cobblestones, le dogshit (xelab), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:04 (seven years ago) link

ehhh...beginning and finale were GREAT, but middle section of that season had me on the fence, it was a real slog for at least 3 or 4 episodes in there for me

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:12 (seven years ago) link

but overall, it's loads of fun

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:13 (seven years ago) link

Vikings or Da Vinci?

under the cobblestones, le dogshit (xelab), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:16 (seven years ago) link

I actually meant series 2 when I said the last series of Vikings.

under the cobblestones, le dogshit (xelab), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:17 (seven years ago) link

vikings

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:55 (seven years ago) link

also I'd like to send a note out to tv casting ppl -- moratorium on casting Donal Logue as a villain for a while. Just the very fact of him showing up in vikings told me right away that he was gonna betray someone somewhere solely based on his turn in Sons of Anarchy

also he telegraphs his 'I'm being nice but I'm actually menacing' way too much

he always seems like that one dude at a bar that drinks too much and gets mean

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 May 2014 23:57 (seven years ago) link

i liked him in Terriers, but not much else recently he is in that Gotham City thing next.

under the cobblestones, le dogshit (xelab), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 00:08 (seven years ago) link

his Sons of Anarchy arc was dope tho

some dude, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 00:25 (seven years ago) link

totally

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 02:34 (seven years ago) link

i like adventure time, veep, game of thrones, hannibal, inside amy schumer

Mordy, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 02:37 (seven years ago) link

Donal Logue pretty cool on L&O SVU

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 03:36 (seven years ago) link

I want to recommend Review. I'm only three episodes in but it's darkly hilarious stuff, and Andy Daly brings it. Tim & Eric's Abso-Lutely Productions are pretty reliably great (see also: Eric Andre, Nathan For You).

Rewatching Louie with my girlfriend, who's only seen the first season. I'd forgotten how amazing it is. And totally didn't realize until this morning that the new season started last night. And I guess Comedy Bang Bang and Maron both come back this week?

Also rewatched Orphan Black and Parks and Recreation, reaffirming the latter as my favorite sitcom currently airing and easily nestled among my favorite shows ever.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:40 (seven years ago) link

Oh, and Agents of SHIELD has gotten really great once it became clear that they were slowly building the show up just to break it apart post-Captain America 2. FUIUD, basically.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:43 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Great profile of Nathan Fielder: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/magazine/nathan-fielder.html?hpw&rref=magazine

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:32 (six years ago) link

very excited by the eminent return of nathan for you

imminent even

one month passes...

Currently greatly enjoying:
Drunk History
Nathan for You
S1 of Hannibal
Adventure Time
Almost Royal
Last Week Tonight
Regular Show
Attack on Titan
Jeopardy (i'm hooked again)
Real Sports

I'm sure Masters of Sex will join this list when it premieres this Sunday. All the PBS middlebrow stuff (Nature, Moyers, Frontline, POV, American Masters, etc) still gets a lot of watching time around here too.

Ray Donovan is kind of horrible; I got four episodes in and gave up midway through the fourth... admirable acting but just stupid blatant caricaturing of races and genders and ethnicity and terrible writing. Extant was hysterically dumb in every way; I am a little tempted to hatewatch.

Come back soon please: The Americans, Game of Thrones, Veep, Inside Amy Schumer, Eagleheart, Fargo, Silicon Valley, Orphan Black, The Eric Andre Show, Louie, Broad City, True Detective, The Returned, Getting On, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Review, Workaholics, Sword Art Online, Inside Comedy, Children's Hospital, Family Tree, Unsupervised, Blacklist, Metalocalypse, Your Pretty Little Face Is Going to Hell, High Maintenance.

Please come back better: Key and Peele, Venture Brothers, Justified, Mad Men, Modern Family, Rick and Morty, Girls, Doctor Who, Agents of Shield, Archer

Coming Up Shortly and Likely to be Finished Equally Quickly: The Strain, Rush, Satisfaction, Married and You're The Worst

Sadly on both counts, I have given up completely on Comedy Bang Bang and The Daily Show.
Orange is the New Black and House of Cards both leave me cold but I am somewhat curious about Lilyhammer, Knights of Sidonia and Hemlock Grove. I will likely try out the Marvel programming when it airs.

I currently have season-to-now backlogs of Tyrant, Leftovers, Crossbones, Time of Death, Halt and Catch Fire, The Last Ship, Penny Dreadful, Nurse Jackie, Rectify, Years of Living Dangerously, Turn, Rosemary's Baby, Red Road and Chicagoland. With Ray Donovan out of the way, which of the above do y'all suggest I crack open?

btw, i recommend people who never watched Frankenhole give it a shot as the full series is apparently watchable online now:
http://video.adultswim.com/mary-shelleys-frankenhole/index.html

which of the above do y'all suggest I crack open?

Rectfy without a doubt

Number None, Saturday, 12 July 2014 08:30 (six years ago) link

we're watching The Last Ship but it's gone from stupid fun to boring, so i dunno how highly i'd recommend it

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 July 2014 16:22 (six years ago) link

Leftovers is worthwhile imo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 July 2014 16:23 (six years ago) link

I was genuinely lolling at that ep of The Last Ship where they take out the evil Taleban henchmen without breaking sweat, but it is the lowest type of military hardware worshipping dreck. Turn is a very decent series and Penny Dreadful blows hot and cold but is definitely worth sticking with for the decent episodes. Catch Fire is ridiculous and suffers from too many gratuitous scenes of characters blasting out music, but it is still fun. It took me a couple of ep's to recognise Lee Pace as the dude who was very good in spielberg's Lincoln movie.

xelab, Saturday, 12 July 2014 18:43 (six years ago) link

You're the first person I've seen say anything complimentary about Turn. Then again I've barely seen anyone talking about it

Number None, Saturday, 12 July 2014 18:48 (six years ago) link

I have heard good things about Turn

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 July 2014 19:07 (six years ago) link

It probably suffered from starting while some of the big guns were still running and not really flying out of the traps in the first few episodes.

xelab, Saturday, 12 July 2014 19:08 (six years ago) link

The worst thing about The Last Ship is that that fucking thing is irl equipped with almost every possible weapon like ie HELLO GUIDED MISSILE

The show should should be like
"The Russians say they want-"
***KABLAM!!!****
"Nevermind"

It's the end of the world & theyre acting like it's a carrier & oh well guess we should go to shore & shoot at things in person with our guns wtf

And the Captain is doing his worst community theater interpretation of Kurt Russell. There's a line where 'steely-eyed squinting' crosses over to 'chronic myopia'

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 July 2014 19:21 (six years ago) link

He says "Put 'em in the drink" and big fucking cannon sends non-deadly arsenal that topples dingy with millimetre precision accuracy from miles away. I bet that happens all the time!

xelab, Saturday, 12 July 2014 19:48 (six years ago) link

And blasting a choral reef with a torpedo is not cool!

xelab, Saturday, 12 July 2014 19:53 (six years ago) link

fucking hell, red wine spelling.

xelab, Saturday, 12 July 2014 20:42 (six years ago) link

first ep of last ship is so fucking stupid but pretty fun, jingoistic nonsense and all.
"badass sir..."
[me from my couch] "....BADASS!"
".... BADASS!"

the lowest type of military hardware worshipping dreck

wish they would've sidestepped this shit entirely and just done it battlestar sci-fi style. this show is basically Lee Greenwood's Star Trek afaict

I am deep into the second season of Hannibal; this show is fucking awesome.

Married and You're the Worst were surprisingly well-written first episodes. Was expecting less, both are pretty solid!

Satisfaction was kinda stupid but at least equal opportunity stupid? More of a guilty pleasure. Rush, even less so and probably not worth watching the second episode. Welcome to Sweden is garbage unfortunately.

one month passes...

The Knick
Drunk History
You're the Worst
Married
This Week Tonight
Hard Knocks
Rectify (on Season 1 still)
Masters of Sex (maddeningly inconsistent but still very very good when it's good, they overextended themselves with guests and subplots and have left all sort of shit dangling in the wind)
Adventure Time
Nathan for You (just now ended)

I also am watching The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Doctor Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Regular Show, Attack on Titan, The Quest (lol), Real Sports

STILL need to crack Leftovers, The Strain, Outlanders, The Last Ship, Intruders, Tyrant, Black Sails, Homeland, Halt and Catch Fire, Crossbones, lots more.
Tivo makes it easy to get a whole series queued up and then hard to get around to watching it

i saw the first ep of the strain and thought it was terrible, nigh unwatchable

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:03 (six years ago) link

I like 'married' & 'youre the worst' ok too, tho the latter feels oddly like a constant advertisement for whiskey and trendy eyeglasses

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:15 (six years ago) link

married is good -- not wall to wall laughs but usually a good moment or two each ep. I really like Nat faxon.

Meltdown is fun.

A friend of mine begged me to try out Nathan for You, i watched a couple of eps including Dumb Starbucks but I just found myself totally nonplussed by the whole thing. And he sounds like Tina from Bob's Burgers which was super distracting.

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:18 (six years ago) link

HA! Wow you're right about that.

Evan, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:25 (six years ago) link

Though I love Nathan For You myself

Evan, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:26 (six years ago) link

dramas get the short cuz most i don't watch in real time and those i do have been burning me

The Mindy Project
Kroll Show
Community
Drunk History
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelors In Paradise
Key & Peele
House Hunters
Unsung
True Detective

Watching You're The Worst and hopeful they'll get past every episode climaxing with them saying "what are we? what's happening here?" after a misunderstanding. New Girl and Justified are breaking my heart. Loving Scandal through season 2 and Parks & Rec from halfway through season 2 to wherever I am now (3-4ish).

da croupier, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:27 (six years ago) link

actually replace true detective on my list with girls, the former really being a mini-series

da croupier, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:29 (six years ago) link

the strain is fun-bad, and has one legitimate excellent performance courtesy of David Bradley IMO. but if the occasional idiotic plot gymnastics to set up absurd (if fun) horror/action sequences aren't tolerable, stay away. the dialogue is also crappy. THAT SAID, it has what Walking Dead lacks - self-awareness about its genre absurdity.

slothroprhymes, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:35 (six years ago) link

counting things that finished airing earlier in the year and only traditional "series":

The Americans
Hannibal
Game of Thrones
The Leftovers
Veep
Silicon Valley
You're The Worst
Mad Men
The Bridge
Orange is the New Black

slothroprhymes, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:42 (six years ago) link

I love The Strain. For practical/special effects alone it's GREAT! I really liked the books -- took me an episode or two to get past the cornyness of the show but I really like it.

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:05 (six years ago) link

Doctor Who
Orphan Black
Game of Thrones
Big Bang Theory
Community
Parks and Recreation
Modern Family
The Middle
American Dad
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

honorable mention to Attack on Titan, Black Lagoon, The Goldbergs, Bob's Burgers and Archer

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:16 (six years ago) link

I really need to catch up on Veep. Completely missed last season.

Evan, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:36 (six years ago) link

couldn't find room for The Knick in the top 10 but it's also very good if not yet great. for miniseries, Fargo, Sherlock and True Detective were all great in various ways, though Fargo definitely exceeds them all and it was awesome to see it win the miniseries Emmy.

slothroprhymes, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:39 (six years ago) link

I still find thread title astonishing... 10 out of, what, the 30 you watch?

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:41 (six years ago) link

So Fargo is in the same universe as the movie? Are we supposed to believe that something else interesting happens in a place like that? What are the chances.

Evan, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:42 (six years ago) link

i DO watch like thirty shows a week.

No, all the characters in the Fargo miniseries are different (though some are modeled on chars. in the film), plus it's about 20 years in the future. Trust me. It's great, and it manages to be its own thing while honoring the source material.

slothroprhymes, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:57 (six years ago) link

I should give those anime shows a chance, haven't seen a good series in a while

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:59 (six years ago) link

Hannibal
Orange is the New Black
Adventure Time
Space Dandy
Stephen Universe
WWE Raw
The Hotwives of Orlando
The Knick

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:00 (six years ago) link

Nhex, I think Attack on Titan is incredible. So much bleakness, so much awesomeness.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:02 (six years ago) link

My Fiance was roommates with the creator of Steven Universe back in college.

Evan, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:03 (six years ago) link

djp, how does it compare to deadman wonderland? similarly disturbing?

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:04 (six years ago) link

It's a very different beast from Deadman Wonderland; the dread/despair is of a wholly different flavor and the scale is much, much different. It's also a good bit more straightforward that Deadman Wonderland. I wouldn't go to Attack on Titan if you're looking for surreal headfucks, but if you dig bleak extinction stories with a flickering ray of hope in them, it's a good one.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:09 (six years ago) link

I watched the first two episodes of Attack on Titan. One of the coolest animated series I've seen. I need to get back on that.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:10 (six years ago) link

DJP, that description is somehow exactly what I wanted to hear, I'll definitely give it a shot.

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:12 (six years ago) link

watch in original language + subtitles, or is the dub good?

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:13 (six years ago) link

The first five episodes are flat-out incredible IMO. It remains good after that but it's really a show that rewards blind sequential watching.

I am enjoying the dub on Adult Swim; I'm sure it also rules with subtitles.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:15 (six years ago) link

oh cool, looks like adult swim is gonna start rerunning them from the beginning on the 31st?

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:19 (six years ago) link

Set those DVRs, folks. It's a great show.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:21 (six years ago) link

my niece is super into Titan, am curious

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:25 (six years ago) link

This looks really good. And it's on Canadian Netflix, unlike absolutely all other TV shows and movies.

jmm, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:26 (six years ago) link

I've also really been enjoying Black Lagoon, which is kind of an criminal buddy show in the same general vein of (but inferior to) Cowboy Bebop (only set on Earth among competing criminal factions, so without a lot of the gonzo imagination), but they just did an intentionally unpleasant storyline revolving around the kidnap and abuse of a female high school student that was really, REALLY difficult to watch and almost impossible to recommend to anyone else.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:32 (six years ago) link

Black Lagoon is the result of Japan watching Tarantino. Titan is super popular, the 1st volume of the manga has been in the weekly US top 10 for the last year.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:37 (six years ago) link

A friend got me to watch You're The Worst on FX - it's kind of terrible, but fairly entertaining.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:39 (six years ago) link

Attack on Titan is a great comic, the animation is pretty much a shot for shot recreation

this entire conversation is making me want to bump The Middle off of my list for Attack on Titan

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:44 (six years ago) link

I'll never understand what people see in The Middle.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:47 (six years ago) link

It's an oddly likable show, not one I'll go out of my way to watch, but I'll catch reruns.

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:51 (six years ago) link

I didn't like Malcolm in the Middle either fwiw and that's what it reminds me of the most.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:53 (six years ago) link

dan do you have/would you like cbrs of the first ten books of AoT?

I do not have and I would like that very much

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:59 (six years ago) link

just hit ya.

dude you rule

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 20:17 (six years ago) link

I hadn't seen The Middle in a long time (couple of seasons I guess) and then I caught a new episode back around Memorial Day while at my parents' house and I was scandalized by Brick having a deep teenager voice.

Everyone's a closet ned. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 20:20 (six years ago) link

xp np; they're virtually identical to the cartoon though i like the comic art better

the middle is such a waste of everybody's time

a spectrum is taunting ur OP (wins), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 20:24 (six years ago) link

so i watched the first 5 eps of titan last night and holy shit that show is b-a-n-a-n-a-s

Mordy, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:02 (six years ago) link

If I were going with "best TV on TV in 2014", the stuff I'm rushing to watch as soon as it airs:
Eagleheart
Louie
Nathan For You
Drunk History
Eric Andre
The Knick
Silicon Valley
Broad City
Getting On
True Detective
Hannibal
Adventure Time
Game of Thrones
Veep
The Americans
Fargo
Last Week Tonight
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Watched the first episode of Black Sails last night and though the sexposition was moronic and the gratuitous violence was cribbed right from GoT and apparently 60% of pirates are underwear models, it still has some fun acting and a coherent plotline and some trust in the viewer to stay ahead of the script and it's not bad at all.

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:22 (six years ago) link

prob add Inside Amy Schumer to that "must watch" list

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:23 (six years ago) link

and maybe Hard Knocks, I'm such a sucker for NFL propaganda

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:24 (six years ago) link

The first seven eps of Attack on Titan have been excellent. The episodes rush by so fast. The titans are actually pretty disturbing. They're like giant vicious children, gleefully tearing people up like insects.

The subbed version I'm watching has some baffling translations. One exchange went something like:

"Hey, don't mess with my clothes. What did you rub on me?"
"...my trust in others."

jmm, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:43 (six years ago) link

lol that was how it was dubbed too - i didn't really understand that scene either

Mordy, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:45 (six years ago) link

the whole story of how Eren and Mikasa met is just completely mental

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:49 (six years ago) link

I'm hoping for more exploration of the politics of the society within the walls. For the human government to forcibly eject a fifth of the population in order to avert mass starvation, under a pretext of resettlement, should at least have been a cause for intense debate and disagreement, and only Armin has said anything about it so far.

jmm, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:04 (six years ago) link

Going Deep w/ David Rees.

Chris L, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 20:00 (six years ago) link

"mikasa es su casa"

About 154,000 results (0.37 seconds)

jmm, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:18 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

there's just too much new shit on just now but in terms of what i'm watching plus what just ended i would give a current list of

transparent (i mentioned this in the thread i started for it but wow is this ever fucking great. worth the amazon prime sub)
the knick (probably the best show currently airing on a television channel)
Last week tonight (this feels like what the daily show used to be)
z nation (more fun than it looks! gleefully unapologetically stupid!)
married (great acting, great writing, grown up problems, plus naked jenny slate, i hope to god it gets renewed)
drunk history (somehow the conceit never gets old)
you're the worst (good acting and generally good writing, i would like it to be just a tad less self aware)
the roosevelts (14 hours of american history! finally finished last night)

i could see these getting pretty good: blackish, blacklist, outlander, the affair, gracepoint, worricker, makers, survivor's remorse, the missing, rectify (i kinda need to really have a running go at this)

yeah, i'll try it because i am a fucking media hound: gotham, constantine, the flash (and i guess i'll try arrow again though it sucked and agents of SHIELD just cause you guys say it got better), mulaney, marry me, the mccarthy's, the chair, intruders, red band society, leftovers (the first episode was such a fucking bummer and the "something STRANGE is happening here" lindelof vibes were a massive turn off but the acting was good)

i am very much looking forward to the return of: black sails (january?), broad city (january), hannibal( "Fuller stated in June 2014 after winning the Saturn Award for Best Network Television Series that they were told by David Bowie's management to ask again for his availability for the third season "), getting on (november; super hyped about this returning), sunny (january) and the eighty other things i love up thread

i guess i'm gonna keep watching these but in my heart i am sorta over you: doctor who, key and peele, masters of sex, modern family, attack on titan

continuing old people broccoli: moyers, nature, antiques roadshow, american masters, POV, jeopardy, frontline

plus the twenty other complete series just sitting waiting to be watched... i mean, i still haven't tried penny dreadful f'r crissakes... or homeland! or boardwalk empire!

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:30 (six years ago) link

I hope Bowie will be playing Agent Phillip Jeffries, back on the job after his series of mysterious disappearances.

We're watching Doctor Who and Agents of SHIELD and Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories and that's about it at the moment. Fun but nothing spectacular. Most of my favorites in the moment these days are shows which are no longer airing (e.g. currently rewatching the early seasons of Roseanne for the eleventeenth time, which amazingly never get any less fresh or amazing on subsequent viewings).

Portly Backgammon (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:42 (six years ago) link

hypocritical coming from me but forks u watch too much tv

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:48 (six years ago) link

Actually, I would like to recommend the new Tim & Eric show at least inasmuch as it's worth checking out if you're on the fence about Tim & Eric. It's basically a darkly humorous and surreal anthology series. Still super absurd but way toned down from their usual schtick.

Portly Backgammon (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:52 (six years ago) link

mordy, i tivo so basically i watch at the end of the day. i do watch a fairly surprising amount of tv no doubt, but it doesn't much seem disproportionate given the amount of media of all types that i digest and i try to keep it to stuff that's, you know, GOOD
i don't have much patience for "guilty pleasures" or deeply flawed and somewhat rewarding geek fare or shows that I once liked a lot and am now into solely out of nostalgia.

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:55 (six years ago) link

i'll put the tim+eric show in the mix but i think i kinda burnt out after seeing them live many years ago and suddenly being struck with embarrassment that i enjoyed these same bits on the teevee. maybe they evolved somewhat? i like the things they do with camerawork/direction/surrealism and i find myself singing this in my head when i look through any menu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Re6pZri8Gw

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:58 (six years ago) link

Yeah, the new show is basically just a series of 12-minute surrealist short films. Pretty well-done and way different than their sketch stuff.

Portly Backgammon (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:02 (six years ago) link

deeply flawed and somewhat rewarding geek fare
Hmm, i did notice you have Agents of SHIELD, The Flash, Gotham on there... and The Blacklist which, while entertaining, because of James Spader is basically mediocre trash (I struggly to justify my continued viewership). Let me know if SHIELD or Gotham are worth it though!

(seriously though man that's way too many shows)

Nhex, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:04 (six years ago) link

Yeah man you should take up pottery or something

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:05 (six years ago) link

all the comic book shows fall under the "well, I'll try it!" variety and i think i'm returning to arrow mostly just to see how it intersects with the flash... both those characters are pretty meaningful to me; the old flash tv show was like, my favorite thing ever as a kid and i still have a solid 70-issue run of mike grell's take on the Green Arrow character on the shelf. but yeah, if i was a betting man I would be surprised if i stay past either of those beyond the first two episodes. SHIELD put me off after a three episode go but everybody on the thread says it improves. Gotham is getting some unanimous advanced geek animus. Constantine is a real wild card; they're clearly not going for the warren ellis/alan moore thing. I am skeptical. but i'll try!

Blacklist is really my girlfriends thing so i watch while i send emails or ipad. It's also why i know more about greys anatomy and parenthood than i really want to. but blacklist is okay if you're only giving it about 60% of your attention.

i am also down to try 'how to get away with murder', never saw scandal and would like to know what the story is with this lady

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:10 (six years ago) link

i have a great many interests!

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:10 (six years ago) link

i'm gonna try to catch all these comic book shows on-demand that you mentioned but damn there's just too many
did the same as you with Agents of SHIELD, but the Capt. America sequel kinda got me jazzed about trying it again

Nhex, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:13 (six years ago) link

blacklist just looks so ridiculous. spader looks hilarious on all the billboards i see. fedora bro going the full hannibal.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:13 (six years ago) link

you basically just explained the series there and spader is fucking good at that character

a quick term search on ILX suggests there's only three of us who had a go at The Roosevelts; that shit was excellent and everyone should try it. Teddy's a complete sociopath and a legit killer! Franklin had a coterie of women who supported his need to be loved! Eleanor was the moral compass for the nation! Loads of amazing stories. My main complaint was that, even at fourteen hours, it wasn't comprehensive enough. I think the Japanese internment camps got about a minute and a half of screen time. There was no mention of the teddy bear. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:15 (six years ago) link

xp it is, you just wish it was like 60 minutes of Spader rather than 15 minutes of him and 45 minutes of a bunch of random cop/fbi/cia jobbers

Nhex, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:15 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSYJ4haG1MQ
for those too young to remember. elfman music still kinda awesome if samey as hell with everything else of that time period.

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:19 (six years ago) link

After reading the first two Edmund Morris Teddy Roosevelt biographies, I can't imagine packing his life on its own into a single miniseries. He's a pretty fascinating dude.

I'd honestly rate Agents of SHIELD about as highly as at least half of the Marvel U movies thus far. Some of the acting is a little more low-rent (which is probably to be expected) but I don't get people's beef otherwise.

Portly Backgammon (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:20 (six years ago) link

in my defense, this is what i'm planning on watching; it's pretty unlikely i'll get to all this nonsense until mid-2015 if then

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:25 (six years ago) link

on last watch, SHIELD just didn't seem interested in complete stories or anything other than standalone wackadoodle "he's got flying powers!" origin stories
don't get me started on origin stories

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:26 (six years ago) link

SHIELD was ultimately pretty good about drawing elements from all/most of the first season episodes into a single cohesive narrative while still keeping almost every episode self-contained. Given all of the plates they had in the air and the beats they were trying to hit in a timely fashion, I think it was really a pretty impressive first season.

Portly Backgammon (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:34 (six years ago) link

well see that kinda thinking makes me believe i might be open to it in season two

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:35 (six years ago) link

off topic but i wonder who the last us president to hands on, actively one-on-one kill a person was. it's hard to imagine a modern president straight up killing someone with a gun they fired and then bragging about it. because apparently teddy did!

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:46 (six years ago) link

yup, total psycho. he's this impossible person

Nhex, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:48 (six years ago) link

a surprisingly funny show is the ifc garfunkel & oates thing. ff'd thru songs if needed, i do sometimes

"the chair" isnt great but im enjoying it, only somewhat in the reality-show cringe-watch style. the 2 "directors" they picked are def a good contrast

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:00 (six years ago) link

"the knick (probably the best show currently airing on a television channel)"

I am surprised this doesn't get more fanfare because it has been a brilliant first season so far, best thing on tv by miles right now. I would have cried if this didn't get renewed.

xelab, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:01 (six years ago) link

i sorta hate watch Garfunkel and Oates; i'd like it to be better but i'm a sucker for the fred savage touch

the knick is getting lotsa salon type praise but mainstream overlooks it... it's such an auteuristic piece it doesn't really surprise me.

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:28 (six years ago) link

Oh yeah I meant on here, it will probably have it's own thread by season 2.

xelab, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:38 (six years ago) link

See you on DVD next year, The Knick!

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:50 (six years ago) link

wow, do we not have a knick thread? I guess we're just talking on the soderbergh thread? Start one!

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:08 (six years ago) link

found myself surprised to really like Garfunkle and Oates too

Nhex, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:45 (six years ago) link

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/29/outlander-wedding_n_5896284.html

Part of what made it work was that neither character -- and by extension, the audience -- had their reactions or vulnerabilities mocked or belittled. Why shouldn't Jamie be nervous? What groom doesn't wonder if his presents -- and his performance -- will be acceptable? Why wouldn't a man be turned on by a woman's willingness to teach him new things? Why shouldn't Claire want to look at him -- and why wouldn't Jamie appreciate being seen? Why wouldn't he appreciate her body right back? Why wouldn't the camera want to see all of that? Isn't it weirder for the camera not to look?

Every choice "Outlander" has made regarding its depiction of sex has made those moments sexier. I can't think of a reason that a large percentage of men wouldn't agree. In any event, Moore certainly isn't making the show just for straight ladies."Look, I read the book, I loved the book," he said in an interview with Buzzfeed. "When my wife and producing partner gave me the book, they weren't like, 'Oh, here’s a romance novel. See what you can do with it.' They said, 'Here’s a really good book.' I don't see any reason why men won't watch this show." It is an adventure tale, and that might be one reason for the people who don't watch it to dismiss it. More reasons some critics and viewers might shove it aside: It's on Starz; it's based on a book that women like; oh no, someone said the word "romance" (that last one may be the dopiest reason of all). People also used to dismiss the word "fantasy" in the fancier realms of cultural critique, but viewers and critics were able to see the serious intent of "Game of Thrones," which has, deservedly, been taken seriously as a work of art.

It may not have the HBO imprimatur, but what "Outlander" is doing, especially with regard to sexuality, also deserves to be taken seriously. The very first sex act in the pilot depicted a clothed woman receiving oral pleasure, and that felt very much like a statement of purpose. The wedding episode proved that "Outlander" has no intention of backing away from that subversive agenda. In "The Wedding," it reinforced the idea that desire is worth exploring, wherever it originates, and that the female gaze has something to offer all viewers who are willing to look.


i watched the first ep of this and was really struck by the fairly obvious pro-sex, pro-woman perspective; it's a little costume drama-y for my taste but I'm more into this than, say, doctor who, by a long shot.

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 2 October 2014 15:12 (six years ago) link

Mulaney has okay acting, good casting, occasionally genuinely funny jokes (i laughed at the humidifier punchline) and i cannot imagine watching another episode for the life of me. laugh track/ "filmed before a live studio audience" HAHAHAHAHAH joke HAHAHHAHAHA joke HAHAHHAHAHAH setup setup joke HAHAHHAHAHAHA pacing is fucking horrible. i can't do a multiple camera sitcom setup at all any more.

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 October 2014 18:53 (six years ago) link

dug martin short martin-shorting it up

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 October 2014 01:14 (six years ago) link

lowest-rate new comedy premiere in a long time apparently

Simon H., Tuesday, 7 October 2014 01:16 (six years ago) link

*rated

Simon H., Tuesday, 7 October 2014 01:17 (six years ago) link

i enjoyed it but i fear it is doomed for the ax

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 October 2014 01:18 (six years ago) link

So, we can start listing Twin Peaks itt right?

Eric H., Tuesday, 7 October 2014 01:27 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

Currently on, roughly in order of interest: The Eric Andre Show, Adventure Time, Looking (this is pretty great!), Black Sails (still gotta watch the first ep but pretty jazzed about it), Justified (first two episodes of the new season are a definite improvement), Broad City, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Jeopardy, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Frontline, Moyers, Real Sports, 30 for 30, Regular Show

coming back within the next week or two and excited about it: The Americans, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Week Tonight

coming back in the next week and i guess i'm watching?: The Blacklist

on hiatus and eagerly awaiting eventual re-up: Transparent, The Knick, Married, Drunk History, You're the Worst, Homeland, The Affair, Hannibal, Getting On (super quick mini season was as good as anything on tv ever), Louie, Nathan for You, Silicon Valley, True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep, Fargo, Hard Knocks, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Inside Amy Schumer, Orphan Black, The Returned, Review, Inside Comedy, Happy Valley, The Venture Brothers (good special!)

on hiatus and kinda sorta looking forward to eventual re-up: blackish, The Strain, Survivor's Remorse, Masters of Sex, Key and Peele, Simon and Garfunkel, Family Tree, Children's Hospital, Your Pretty Little Face Is Going to Hell, Almost Royal, Mad Men, Rick and Morty

it's early but I think I don't want to watch these anymore: Man Seeking Woman, Togetherness

am getting into the habit of watching the first ten minutes, turning it off and then wondering why i watched the first ten minutes: The Simpsons, Girls, Modern Family, Archer

checking in on to see if it gets better: The Nightly Show, Workaholics

Still to be watched: Agent Carter, SHIELD, Gotham, 12 Monkeys, Babylon, Backstrom, The Librarians, The Missing, Olive Kitteridge, Penny Dreadful, Outlander, Intruders, Rectify, Worricker, Crossbones, An Honorable Woman, The Fall

Tride and Denied: Halt and Catch Fire, Tyrant, Flash, Arrow, Over the Garden Wall (sorry Mordy), Gracepoint/Broadchurch, Constantine, Mulaney, Marry Me, The McCarthys, Red Band Society, The Leftovers, Doctor Who, Marco Polo, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, Ray Donovan, Bob's Burgers, The Daily Show, Sleepy Hollow, Maron, The Goldbergs, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Benched, Utopia, The Comeback, Turn

I guess I gotta buy this sooner or later: High Maintenance

on the to-tivo list: izombie, Wolf Hall, Last Man on Earth, Odyssey

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:58 (six years ago) link

oh and add tim and eric's bedtime stories to "kinda looking forward to re up"

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:02 (six years ago) link

Hey forks, just checkin', but did you know there was very recently a second super quick mini season of Getting On?

Fudgebelch (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:24 (six years ago) link

the one that was as good as anything on tv ever?

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:26 (six years ago) link

I don't have much to add to my usual list except that I agree that the final season of Justified is thankfully returning to form and that the final season of Parks and Rec is unfortunately not really doing a whole lot for me (it feels like they've finally relented and just turned it into a live-action Simpsons). Oh, and Enlightened (which is nowhere near being currently on) is fantastic.

Fudgebelch (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:28 (six years ago) link

newest archer was really good, forks. u should probably watch the entire ep.

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:27 (six years ago) link

also most recent parks + rec was a very sweet natured bottle ep

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:28 (six years ago) link

You mean the Leslie & Ron ep from last week (haven't watched last night's episodes yet)? Because, yeah, that was the first one that felt right and that I unequivocally liked this season.

Fudgebelch (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:30 (six years ago) link

yes that's the one i meant

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:30 (six years ago) link

my current list:
adventure time, steven universe, kroll show, it's always sunny, broad city, workaholics, parks + rec, bob's burgers, eric andre, comedy bang bang, newsreaders, archer, NXT, lucha underground, new girl, mindy project, brooklyn nine nine

super excited for new hannibals.

forks what is simon + garfunkel? i'm assuming u meant garfunkel + oats? but in case u didn't i would really like to watch a serial show about simon + garfunkel.

btw ur so wrong about over the garden wall, fyi.

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:34 (six years ago) link

OTGW's on my DVR, still gotta get to that

Nhex, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:36 (six years ago) link

cartoon network: still the most consistent show provider of all

Nhex, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:37 (six years ago) link

between cartoon network/adult swim + comedy central i probably don't really need any other channels

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:40 (six years ago) link

I've probably watched 50 episodes of Impractical Jokers in the last 3 months (and nothing else really, outside of Packer games)

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:45 (six years ago) link

lol i do watch occasional episodes of impractical jokers

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:46 (six years ago) link

the Bingo punishment literally made me fall off the couch

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:05 (six years ago) link

Marry Me
Gotham
Marvell: Agents of Shield
Mulaney
New Girl
The Flash
Parks and Rec
Jane the Virgin
Hart of Dixie
Bobs Burgers

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:50 (six years ago) link

so you're the Mulaney fan!

Simon H., Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:00 (six years ago) link

I only watch, like, five shows currently airing. The only new one (and one I'll happily talk up) is Agent Carter.

Stuff I'm kinda looking forward to watching (most of them probably five years or so from now, if I'm being realistic): Better Call Saul (obvs), Daredevil, 12 Monkeys, Last Man On Earth, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, iZombie, and, uhh...The Odd Couple? (which feels wrong but I like pretty much everyone in the cast so we'll see)

Hairpiece Trough (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:11 (six years ago) link

Agent Carter
Bob's Burgers
Archer
The Flash
Star Wars: Rebels
New Girl
Walking Dead
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

. . . and that's about it. Just started watching season 1 of Orphan Black on Amazon streaming. Watched the 12 Monkeys pilot and first episode and was kinda meh.

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:13 (six years ago) link

Broad City
Bob's Burgers
NBA Gametime
Check Please Bay Area
Jeopardy

polyphonic, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:17 (six years ago) link

i'm into better call saul and netflix' marvel stuff... maybe the comedians? josh gad is okay.

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:29 (six years ago) link

How's Star Wars: Rebels going? Tempted as its part of the "New Canon" and it's co-produced by Greg Weisman of Gargoyles fame (well, it was).

Bob's Burgers is still strong, actually, yet strangely unheralded in general, maybe due to proximity to the McFarlane shows...

Nhex, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:45 (six years ago) link

Rebels is pretty uneven so far - just not sure the characters they've got are the right ones to carry this section of the franchise forward. OTOH they've already gotten James Earl Jones, Frank Oz and Billy Dee Williams to reprise their roles. It's a good looking show, though, I'll give you that.

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:59 (six years ago) link

Now that I'm not ON IPHONE I can be a little more specific - it's not that I mind the characters much, it's just that 9 episodes in they aren't real well-defined except for the kid and the ex-Jedi, and that rather than showing us much of "the beginnings of the Rebellion," what little plot development there has been has been more about "will ex-Jedi be able to overcome his own doubt and successfully train the kid as a Jedi while keeping him from his own instincts for anger and revenge?" Which is not as interesting to me, which has been covered before in SW Episode III, and which has only played out in very low-stakes ways so far. Some of the action animation has been good, and the voice work is pretty good overall, but for the only SW property on the air right now it isn't doing much on the whole. Honestly, the best thing in the show is the relationship between the alien and the kid. They bring out the worst in each other in often funny ways. And I do like how much of the design work -- the planet Lothar, the alien, the droid -- is based directly on early McQuarrie stuff.

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:02 (six years ago) link

First ep of "Black Sails" delivered.

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:22 (six years ago) link

was def planning to 100% ignore this thing -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Slap_(U.S._TV_series)

but i trust cholodenko as an exec producer & directing at least 1 epi so

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:54 (six years ago) link

shit i meant this for that rollling tv thread o well

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:55 (six years ago) link

Wow, backstrom. Couldnt get to the opening credits

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:02 (six years ago) link

detectorists, new girl, booze traveler, brooklyn 99, broad city, lucas bros moving co,
shit only 6

elouise (anky), Saturday, 31 January 2015 07:12 (six years ago) link

thread makes me wish i had time to actually watch TV shows :(

I dunno. (amateurist), Saturday, 31 January 2015 08:42 (six years ago) link

Lucas bros otm

Mordy, Saturday, 31 January 2015 13:59 (six years ago) link

seen the first two eps of The Slap - promising. a couple of interesting stylistic elements.

Simon H., Saturday, 31 January 2015 15:10 (six years ago) link

Justified
The Fall
House Hunters International
Review
Backyardigans
The Killer Speaks

Jeff, Saturday, 31 January 2015 18:10 (six years ago) link

Maddow, Matthews, Lawrence, Letterman, not-Ferguson (or the occasional Conan), News Hour, Charlie, Mindy, Seinfeld reruns, Shondaland

Banned on the Run (benbbag), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 04:45 (six years ago) link

I have run out of patience with Togetherness; the kick the can episode with its ongoing "marriage is hard guys!" hobbyhorse, the will-they-or-won't-they temptress/szhlub sideshow and the cardboard cutout hipsters sorta proved to me that there's nothing for me.
Never liked The League, not a fan of baghead, just don't think i like the mumblecore aesthetic of the Duplass bros.

the last episode of Man Seeking Woman featured a japanese penis monster named tanaka. very much done with that now as well.

I got through the first episode of The Slap, that shit is lame.

High Maintenance was fucking brilliant and worth 8 bucks.

Better Call Saul is exciting. Jinx is very good! Workaholics is better this season! Archer and Girls are not.

My biggest surprise is how much I'm enjoying Looking. Good acting, good scripting, likeable characters.

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 February 2015 07:14 (six years ago) link

oh and Fresh of the Boat is terrible. Sitcoms are the pits. I kinda gave up on blackish too.

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 February 2015 07:14 (six years ago) link

i think archer is great this season - big bounce back from the last

Mordy, Monday, 16 February 2015 14:35 (six years ago) link

The actually had to make a list/ chart keeping track of all the TV I want to watch/catch up/keep up with. I hit something like 27 different shows!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 February 2015 14:53 (six years ago) link

Catastrophe is really good. Watch that.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Monday, 16 February 2015 15:17 (six years ago) link

I am really into 12 Monkeys. Finding it kinda like a low-level Fringe & pretty engaging so far (Kurt Acevedo helps)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:28 (six years ago) link

Better Call Saul has made the list. I resisted Breaking Bad forever, and still find it overrated albeit absorbing, but I'm already finding Odenkirk's characterization more interesting than Cranston's.

Banned on the Run (benbbag), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 05:31 (six years ago) link

One day I may get past a half hour of Mad Men.

Banned on the Run (benbbag), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 05:31 (six years ago) link

I have discovered that I am the only human who likes The Slap

Justified is killing it this season, though it's still only about 1/3 as good as The Americans.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 February 2015 05:35 (six years ago) link

the 6 shows i actually care about right now are
Rick & Morty
Eric Andre Show
Adventure Time
Tim & Eric Bedtime Stories
Bob's Burgers
Mr. Pickles

i watch reruns of SVU & South Park sorta frequently, which are both current shows.
and i used to watch Fargo & True Detective when they were newer within the past year.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:07 (six years ago) link

i'm guessing the new Odd Couple will not use the Neal Hefti theme

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 17:36 (six years ago) link

they tried to redo the Hawaii 5-0 theme with some synth drums or whatever, then immediately went back to the original. surprised if they just don't use the original theme (or more likely, a 2-second hit of it)

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 17:45 (six years ago) link

Season 3 of Vikings is back tonight and has got good advance reviews so far. I am not ashamed to say I genuinely love this shit!

xelab, Thursday, 19 February 2015 16:51 (six years ago) link

its sloppy fun. but not as much fun as spartacus.

Steph def def (Spottie), Thursday, 19 February 2015 18:02 (six years ago) link

I just got into Shark Tank, and now I wish there was way to watch old seasons; none of the streaming services I have offer them. Such an entertaining show, and it doesn't treat its audience like idiots.

Evan R, Thursday, 19 February 2015 18:17 (six years ago) link

great show

Steph def def (Spottie), Thursday, 19 February 2015 18:18 (six years ago) link

vikings yaaaay

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 21 February 2015 03:57 (six years ago) link

I caught Empire for the first time this week and it is sudsy and OTT and pretty fun! I could see it growing on me; having Timbaland (and a posse of junior producers) do the music is a masterstroke. I also need to get more into Twelve Monkeys, SHIELD/Agent Carter and Gotham as all have rewarded initial or renewed interest.

Otherwise, currently airing at the moment:
The Americans
Broad City
Black Sails
Justified
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Looking
Last Week Tonight
Jinx
Better Call Saul
Adventure Time

and Jeopardy at #11. somehow I got hooked on Jeopardy again.

Wildly varying degrees of diminishing returns: Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Girls, blackish, Regular Show, Workaholics, Modern Family, Archer

Just finished, will be missed: How to Get Away with Murder, Eric Andre (still a real contender for best show on television imo)

A LOT of new stuff upcoming to start airing in the next two weeks: Dig, Secrets and Lies, American Crime, Last Man on Earth, Broadchurch, A&E's take on The Returned

blackish is up and down but overall i'm on board - the good stuff is very satisfying

Nhex, Sunday, 1 March 2015 05:49 (six years ago) link

Last Man on Earth rules

polyphonic, Monday, 2 March 2015 06:13 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Top Ten of the Moment:
Daredevil s. 1 - Netflix
Adventure Time s. 6 - Cartoon Network
Justified s. 6 - FX
The Americans s. 3 - FX
Last Week Tonight s. 2 - HBO
Louie s. 5 - FX
Silicon Valley s. 2 - HBO
Game of Thrones s. 5 - HBO
Veep s. 4 - HBO
Jeopardy s. 31 - ABC

Other Stuff I'm Watching:
Mad Men s. 7B - AMC
Workaholics s. 5 - Comedy Central
The Comedians s.1 - FX
Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies s. 1 - PBS
The Simpsons s. 26 - Fox
Children’s Hospital s. 5 - Adult Swim
Weird Loners s. 1 - Fox

Currently Running / Saving on Tivo / Watching Intermittently:
Last Man on Earth s. 1 - Fox
Modern Family s. 6 - ABC
Wolf Hall s. 1 - PBS
Secrets and Lies s. 1 - ABC
American Crime s. 1 - ABC
The Messengers s. 1 - CW
Antiques Roadshow s. 19 - PBS
Nature s. 33 - PBS
Frontline s. 33 - PBS
Regular Show s. 6 - Cartoon Network
Real Sports s. 16 - HBO
30 for 30 2015 - ESPN
12 Monkeys s. 1 - SyFy
iZombie s. 1 - CW
Bloodline s. 1 - Netflix
American Odyssey s. 1 - NBC
The Messengers s. 1 - CW
Olympus s.1 - CW
Gotham s. 1 - Fox
Big Time in Hollywood, FL s. 1 - Adult Swim
Nurse Jackie s. 7 - Showtime

On Shortly:
Orphan Black s. 3 - BBC
Inside Amy Schumer s. 3 - Comedy Central

Upcoming Later This Year:
Transparent s. 2 - Amazon
The Knick s. 2 - Showtime
Married s. 2 - FX
Drunk History s. 3 - Comedy Central
You’re the Worst s. 2 - FXX
Homeland s. 5 - Showtime
The Affair s. 2 - Showtime
Hannibal s. 3 - NBC
Getting On s. 3 - HBO
Nathan for You s. 3 - Comedy Central
True Detective s. 2 - HBO
Fargo s. 2 - FX
Hard Knocks 2015 - HBO
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail s.2 - Comedy Central
The Returned s. 2 - Sundance
Review s. 2 - Comedy Central
Inside Comedy s. 4 - Showtime
Happy Valley s. 2 - BBC
The Venture Brothers s. 6 - Adult Swim
The Strain s. 2 - FX
Survivors Remorse s. 2 - Starz
Masters of Sex s. 3 - Showtime
Key and Peele s. 5 - Comedy Central
Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories s. 2 - Adult Swim
Your Pretty Face is Going to hell s. 2 - Adult Swim
Almost Royal s. 2 - BBC
Rick and Morty s. 2 - Adult Swim

Eventually:
Wayward Pines s. 1 - Fox
The Whispers s. 1 - ABC

To catch up on:
Agent Carter s. 1 / s. 2 - ABC
Shield s.2 / s. 3 - ABC
The Librarians s. 1 / s. 2 - TNT
The Missing s. 1 - Starz
Penny Dreadful s. 1 / s. 2 - Showtime
Outlander s. 1 / s. 2 - Starz
Rectify s. 1 / s. 2 - Sundance
The Honorable Woman 2014 - BBC
The Fall s. 1 / s. 2 - BBC or Netflix
The Book of Negroes s. 1 - BET

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:01 (six years ago) link

Thus far this year:

Very Special / Important / Wow
High Maintenance s.2 - Vimeo
Getting On s. 2 - HBO
The Eric Andre Show s. 3 - Adult Swim

Great Time
Broad City s. 2 - Comedy Central
Looking s. 2 - Showtime
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia s. 10 - FXX
Black Sails s. 2 - Starz
Better Call Saul s. 1 - AMC

Nice
How To Get Away with Murder s. 1 - ABC

Okay
Blacklist s. 2 - NBC
blackish s. 1 - ABC
Mike Tyson Mysteries s. 1 - Adult Swim
Archer s. 6 - FX

Oh dear
Man Seeking Woman s. 1 - FX
Togetherness s. 1 - HBO
The Nightly Show s. 1 - Comedy Central
Girls s. 4 - HBO

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:02 (six years ago) link

i have a problem.

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:02 (six years ago) link

i thought i watched a lot of tv shows

Clay, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:04 (six years ago) link

tbf, i'll likely only ultimately finish a third of that (i'm still on ep 3 of s1 of rectify for instance) but i like to at least try everything to get a sense of whether or not it blows me away or is instantly lousy.
on the other hand, i'm probably watching 25 series at any given time.
what can i say, i'm a tivo power user.

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:09 (six years ago) link

the idea of having a ten favourite shows of the moment is kind of baffling to me qua time investment

how is nurse jackie on seven seasons??

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:16 (six years ago) link

last season this year.
edie falco has been a lead character on a television series for fifteen years solid; she took a year off between sopranos/nurse jackie

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:25 (six years ago) link

forks i hate you because you make read these lists and i goddamn read them

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:52 (six years ago) link

I gave up on Mike Tyson after a few episodes. Feel like it should be up my alley but eh.
Last Man on Earth is pretty great. Super cringe-y, and he gets worse every episode!
Surprised Steven U's not on your list at all, /adult sadface
I gotta get to Daredevil ASAP. The entire season of Better Call Saul is also waiting for me, this summer maybe...
Is Weird Loners worth it? I was put it on the Happy Endings Diaspora Watch (along with that other terrible looking show where what's-her-face plays a lesbian)

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:58 (six years ago) link

i only watch cbs old people shows now

and law & order reruns stolen from the internet, when available

j., Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:09 (six years ago) link

Mike Tyson is almost totally redeemed by getting to hear norm macdonald's voice. it's kinda proof that i'll watch anything with him in it. otherwise, it's not worthwhile in any way.
last man on earth is killing me with sitcom tropes... crazy harridan wife! knockout blonde! guileless fat sweetheart! i'm sorta watching it and i like all the actors and the concept is interesting but the execution is terrible imo.
I tried steven universe but, like foster's home and bee & puppycat and over the garden wall it's just too goddamn twee for me. i don't know what made adventure time click from garbage to genius, maybe someday it'll happen there.
Daredevil is in the early stages but it's pleasing. Better Call Saul is a home run.
Weird Loners had a solid pilot and not too many immediate sitcom tropes but i'm sure they'll soon show up to cliche it to death. I'll give it a shot till then.
one thing i'm trying not to do is keep a list of shows i've tried and don't like. it's too depressing.
i never got into police procedurals. It's why i was late to true detective and hannibal. by and large, the best of any genre is worth watching.

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:54 (six years ago) link

it's really shitty that last man on earth immediately devolved into "our hero will spend this half hour treating women like absolute garbage while trying to fuck them" and also nothing else happens on the show other than this.

Clay, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:56 (six years ago) link

mike tyson mysteries sounds like it has to be the nadir of the adult swim aesthetic

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:04 (six years ago) link

nurse jackie, jeez, the first season was so good and apparently they decided to mainly tread water a bunch? that's sad

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:05 (six years ago) link

We've mostly just been watching and enjoying superhero fluff lately (Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Arrow, The Flash). Daredevil is next in the queue once we're caught up on the latter two.

Justified has been better this year if still a bit aimless. Still a few episodes behind. Parks and Recreation was uneven but it ended on a sweet note.

Looking forward to the return of Louie. Cool with (if not exactly excited about) the return of Orphan Black.

For me, Better Call Saul could've coasted on goodwill if it was only decent, so I was psyched beyond belief that it was pretty much excellent.

Eric Andre Show and Nathan For You and Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories are top shelf id food.

Mr. Piggy (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:26 (six years ago) link

i kinda agree with u clay on Last Man. It had real potential but fell off more or less within the first episode.
i am okay being shamed for watching Mike Tyson Mysteries but tbrr it's hardly any more offensive or dumb than archer
i have honestly never seen more than two episodes of nurse jackie! but i kinda wanna see if they got anything worth looking at in the swan song as i love edie falco.
Daredevil has thus far (again just two eps) been notably less fluffy than the CW/ABC superhero roster... like notably so.
I'm of the opinion that Eric Andre is making art; dumb art yes, but art. at apex, it justifies the adult swim aesthetic.

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:40 (six years ago) link

yeah with last man it's like "hm cool a post-apocalyptic comedy about a guy alone in the world, what form could this possible take?" and i was excited about that. and then by episode two it's a show about a manchild being forgiven by the women in his life for being a disrespectful dirtbag. like it's so incredibly bad on this front i want to think there's some satire in there but i'm not finding it.

Clay, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:43 (six years ago) link

Still haven't watched any Last Man On Earth but everything I've read made it seem like it was Forte in completely unsympathetic protagonist mode a la MacGruber. Is that not the case?

And yes, Eric Andre is next level. To the extent that I'm occasionally a little concerned about him. He puts all of himself into that thing.

Mr. Piggy (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:09 (six years ago) link

yeah, the basis of the show is definitely cringing/laughing at how terrible and stupid he is, followed by a very brief moment of sympathy. i love it!

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:37 (six years ago) link

i just realized that description could be applied to any number of awful sitcoms with "rude" protagonists like Two and a Half Men or some such, but Forte is really excellent

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:06 (six years ago) link

Saw the first episode of Orphan Black a couple of nights ago. It's a great premise and definitely something I could get into.

tayto fan (Michael B), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:08 (six years ago) link

1-9 empire
10 louie

the fuckin catalina wine mixer (sleepingbag), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:13 (six years ago) link

Last Man On Earth works well for me as a horror show.

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:01 (six years ago) link

i gave empire a real chance and couldn't get past three episodes. When it works well it reminds me of Douglas Sirk but mostly i just get embarrassed watching it.

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:06 (six years ago) link

i get no sympathy for last man on earth except for the actors who generally deserve better than non-stop poop jokes / "men are dogs, m i rit" / check out this crazy bitch / january jones va va voom huh guys / fatuous four minute bits of will forte doing rubberfaced takes in service of no real punchline

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:08 (six years ago) link

i really don't get those vibes from the show! yeah, louise belcher comes off as crazy, but she and all the other cast members come off as largely reasonable, likeable people - forte is the only one who is an ass. it's not like "men are dogs", it's just forte

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:24 (six years ago) link

BUT HE IS THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:25 (six years ago) link

well, not really!
also he has clearly gone way more insane than everybody else

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:27 (six years ago) link

i dunno man

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:29 (six years ago) link

I mean Will Forte is pretty clearly insane...but I think him and Kristen Schaal make a pretty good apocalyptic couple or something.

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:33 (six years ago) link

i couldnt hang with last man on earth

forks i think u are addicted to lists more than tv watching lol

daredevil is great

ooh and i have a recommendation for detective show fans: bosch on Amazon Prime is formulaic but classy & nicely paced & has lots of LA-location stuff...and MARLO FROM THE WIRE <3

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 23:55 (six years ago) link

i like lists and tv, yes.
basically this was the year i made use of the notebook function on my mac and finally got around to journaling my media habits
i prob need to add bosch to the pile
gonna watch a pair of daredevils now

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00 (six years ago) link

i've always liked titus welliver, dude seems like he has some secrets

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:01 (six years ago) link

obv its all in service of foiling forte but i really dig how genuinely nice & keep it posi todd is on 'last man on earth'

johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:09 (six years ago) link

LMOE was one of the best pilots i've seen on network tv in a minute

...then it crashed and burned harder than pretty much anything ever

casual male (will), Thursday, 16 April 2015 01:09 (six years ago) link

i'm reading a bosch book right now and now all i can see is the LOST dude.

scott seward, Thursday, 16 April 2015 02:40 (six years ago) link

Everyones otm on LMOE it had a promising start and kind of turned to crap

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:18 (six years ago) link

the americans has to be tops but we're in a pretty good season for TV rn, so after that in no particular order:

mad men
thrones
silicon valley
american crime (is anyone else watching this? I think it's fantastic. bit on the nose but the points it's making are smart enough that I don't mind. utterly brutal though & so rough a watch that i can't quite believe it's on prime time network TV)
louie
veep
banshee (finished its 3rd season a little while ago, utterly batshit, I must again ask plz is anyone watching)

slothroprhymes, Friday, 17 April 2015 03:18 (six years ago) link

i have been taping american crime and you are honestly the first person i've heard mention it AT ALL so i'll take that as a sign i should give it a shot
banshee always struck me as not my cup of tea. tell me more.

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Friday, 17 April 2015 05:37 (six years ago) link

i am curious abt american crime

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 April 2015 06:04 (six years ago) link

I have just gone 3 episodes into the original BBC House Of Cards series and have also been re-watching Wolf Hall. I am enjoying Wolf Hall a lot more on the 2nd viewing, it is that good it deserves a 2nd viewing.

Vikings is killing it right now and as ridiculous as it is I love how they have attempted a Norman origin story into this series, it is a load of bollocks but it is fun as hell.

I couldn't get into American Crime, it is quite frustrating in that it is admirable and depicting interesting stuff, but ultimately the end product is mediocre melodrama.

Really looking forward to the next The Americans ep'- Paige's Russian odyssey, that is going to be so good.

xelab, Friday, 17 April 2015 21:00 (six years ago) link

man you guys are hard on LMOE! although I agree it's gotten less entertaining the more it's turned into focusing on standard sitcom-relationship plots. I was kinda hoping that if they were gonna go with constantly introducing other survivors that they would go really nuts with it - wacky cults, former friends/acquaintances/nemeses popping up, survivalists, etc. but that obviously isn't happening.

also I was *really* disappointed when the second guy turned out to be the fat dude and not Danny McBride

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 April 2015 21:04 (six years ago) link

xpost xelab I am glad there is someone else digging vikings, so ott i love it

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 April 2015 01:35 (six years ago) link

i could watch will forte do p much anything so i am not out on LMOE. he's just so great and it's been so long since we've seen him and he's absolutely perfect at playing the whiny scummo that i'm fully in. yes the pilot was next-level and yes you need to manage your expectations after that but ffs there are some well-written goofs and some really inventive sets (the shitty door, cow friendly house, the park, the bar, the parking lot) and WILL FORTE.

also I was *really* disappointed when the second guy turned out to be the fat dude and not Danny McBride

― Οὖτις, Friday, April 17, 2015 5:04 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I thought it was going to be Ron Swanson tbh but this guy it ended up being is kind of a secret revelation? i haven't seen him in anything else but he is straight up HEART.

dare i ask is anyone watching sci-fi high-concept teen drama THE 100? the first season was shockingly WHOA but i kinda fell off during season 2 (still have a few eps to watch so hoping something neat happens in those).

my filter sez i am watching 65 active series and while i don't think 65 are actually active i do recognize I have a problem

Who M the best? (Will M.), Saturday, 18 April 2015 05:05 (six years ago) link

my 10 atm are

Daredevil
Agents of Shield
Nashville
Wolf Hall
Mad Men
Vikings
Game of Thrones
Rupaul's Drag Race
The Flash
Blacklist

catching up on Gotham but idk how i feel abt it. it's all over the place. half the time it's corny & boring and then it gets cool & ott and then it gets boring again.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 April 2015 05:39 (six years ago) link

he's Jimmy's old running buddy from Better Call Saul

casual male (will), Saturday, 18 April 2015 06:04 (six years ago) link

I loved season 1 of the 100. Haven't seen season 2 yet.

Jeff, Saturday, 18 April 2015 12:31 (six years ago) link

I didnt make past ep 1 of the 100

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:36 (six years ago) link

i saw those two posts without context and was despairing at the idea ppl were repping for a hundred-season long show

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:43 (six years ago) link

lol

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:46 (six years ago) link

100 certainly started slow, but I thought it got better as the season went along. It's hard to explain, but part of its appeal is I find very few of the characters annoying. And it's totally an obvious mash-up of lost, BSG, earth 2, battle royale, hunger games. Not original in the least, but still appealing.

Jeff, Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:11 (six years ago) link

forks re banshee: the easiest way to summarize it is a version of justified where the sheriff/lawman character is a thief/con man posing as a sheriff, like imagine the walton goggins character somehow stumbled his way into that profession instead of raylan. shades of

the violence is, ah, extreme. to say the least. theres a ton of sex/nudity. some will find it legitimately too lurid and OTT and I don't blame them but the actual storytelling behind all of it is far better than you'd expect from a series that on the surface appears to be solely about visceral thrills. the characters surrounding said sheriff are also such an intriguing blend of southern gothic grotesqueries (it's in rural/Dutch country PA but not much difference). frankie faison is in it! denis o'hare shows up! I don't know any of the lead women but they are all very good especially siobhan, one of the deputies

it also explores ethnic communities that are not at all examined on american TV (the Amish and an Indian nation called the Kinaho), in fascinating fashion

slothroprhymes, Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:11 (six years ago) link

*shades of Elmore Leonard but v twisted

wow that was longer than expected. anyway andy greenwald of grantland has written two v good pieces about the show, one spoilerific the other m/l fine for ppl who don't know the show yet

slothroprhymes, Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:14 (six years ago) link

http://grantland.com/features/banshee-cinemax-hbo

slothroprhymes, Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:15 (six years ago) link

Currently watching:

Bloodline
Veep
Broad City
Mad Men
Thrones
Silicon Valley
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
House of Cards
Last Man on Earth
The Fall

Darin, Saturday, 18 April 2015 19:48 (six years ago) link

you've convinced me; it may be a hassle to backlog though... you recommend watching from the start of the series?

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 18 April 2015 23:27 (six years ago) link

yea it's prob best to start from the top, it gets better as it goes along (3rd and most recent season is def the best) but firmly establishes what it is early on so if you like it you'll know within a few eps, same if you don't

slothroprhymes, Sunday, 19 April 2015 22:42 (six years ago) link

okeydoke. tivo will hoover up whenever it's on repeat so i should be able to start from the top in a month or two. I assume they play a lot of repeats?

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 19 April 2015 22:45 (six years ago) link

oh, see i was getting banshee confused with strike back.

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 19 April 2015 22:49 (six years ago) link

strike back I haven't watched, seems to have some similarities with banshee in terms of the rampant violence/sex but its pure military action bc it's about like an antiterrorist strike team or some such shit. not really sure I'll ever try it bc A. too many shows B. 24 and homeland may have broken my patience for that subject matter

slothroprhymes, Monday, 20 April 2015 00:11 (six years ago) link

also I was *really* disappointed when the second guy turned out to be the fat dude and not Danny McBride

If it makes you feel any better, HBO is doing a new series from the Eastbound and Down creator starring McBride and Walton Goggins.

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Monday, 20 April 2015 00:15 (six years ago) link

Yeah i excited for that.

Finished LMOE last night and ugh yeah it's just sub-screwball at this point

Οὖτις, Monday, 20 April 2015 00:31 (six years ago) link

1. Game of Thrones
2. Mad Men
3. Silicon Valley
4. Louie
5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

tayto fan (Michael B), Friday, 24 April 2015 15:55 (six years ago) link

Is anyone watching Battle Creek? It's weird that I've heard absolutely nothing about it. Vince Gilligan and Dean Winters alone are enough to make me want to at least check it out.

Fudge On My Uggs (Old Lunch), Friday, 24 April 2015 16:42 (six years ago) link

where does it air? (or a non-rhyming version of that question)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 24 April 2015 23:04 (six years ago) link

CBS! See? No one knows anything about it!

Fudge On My Uggs (Old Lunch), Friday, 24 April 2015 23:17 (six years ago) link

Gilligan created it / wrote the pilot a long time ago. He has no actual involvement otherwise.

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:50 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

I took a flyer on Lifetime's UnReal tonight and whattayaknow: it's well filmed and smart and well acted and cynical and well written. Highly recommended!

It's slow moments on the currently airing teevee right now so I'd put that as number ten with this list:

Adventure Time s. 6 - Cartoon Network
Last Week Tonight s. 2 - HBO
Silicon Valley s. 2 - HBO
Game of Thrones s. 5 - HBO
Veep s. 4 - HBO
Inside Amy Schumer s. 3 - Comedy Central
Jeopardy s. 31 - ABC
Inside Comedy s. 4 - Showtime
The Comedians s.1 - FX (this one is more of a rounding error; it has moments)

Hannibal starts this week which should instantaneously be the best show on television once veep wraps.

i recently binged a pile of antiques roadshows and am slowly getting through Wolf Hall, which is great in the two eps so far. My girl is continuing watching Orphan Black and Blacklist but both shows have devolved dramatically into weird off-topic soap opera that barely seems coherent with the plots i remember.

Other backed up series waiting to be cracked include Olympus, The Librarians, The Missing, American Crime, Bloodline and Between on Netflix, American Odyssey, The Book of Negroes, Mr. Selfridge and iZombie. Still never got into Gotham, SHIELD, Penny Dreadful, Outlanders, Agent Carter, 12 Monkeys.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 05:04 (five years ago) link

oh, and i tried episode 1 of Banshee and it's pretty good as OTT pulp fiction goes. My gf hated it unfortunately so that kinda means i'm unlikely to ever get a chance to binge. Unless we break up and i go into a tailspin of depression. Silver Lining!

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 05:18 (five years ago) link

Binged on The Flash - all caught up.
I love it but my god so much boneheadedness & egregious timetravel wtf-ery

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 05:28 (five years ago) link

Man, I gritted my teeth through the one episode I watched of The Comedians. I hate Billy Crystal now (I didn't used to). I have always hated Josh Gad.

My list basically consists of the shit I have my dvr programmed to record at this dire time of year:

Last Week Tonight
Orphan Black
Star Talk

I still need to watch the last two episodes of Black-ish, but that was def one of my favorite new shows of the past season.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 07:54 (five years ago) link

can anyone explain to me why a large percentage of orphan black has now devolved into breaking bad: municipal zoning edition

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 14:33 (five years ago) link

Orphan black went downhill real fast.

Jeff, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 14:44 (five years ago) link

You mean Alison's school board campaign? That's like probably the 2nd least meaningful plotline this season and they really haven't spent a lot of time on it.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 14:44 (five years ago) link

what's the least meaningful plotline this season

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 14:46 (five years ago) link

I keep reading binged as past-tense Bing

It's finally tv catchup time! i might try this banshee show too, but also I need to finish the first season of true detective (I know, I know), the last 2 seasons of doctor who (goddamn it i just want to get to peter capaldi), possibly daredevil and bloodline (watched the pilot of each, not sold), manhattan, better call saul, and if i have time i guess i'll catch up on gotham and game of thrones and walking dead and leftovers and penny dreadful (even though I am not really that into any of these shows, i am a hopeless tv junkie)

Who M the best? (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 14:50 (five years ago) link

Art the cop. Always Art the cop. xp

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 14:51 (five years ago) link

I think Flash, blackish, Brooklyn 99 and broad city are the only shows I am up to date on and are coming back next season. Ok I actually still have about 4 eps of b99 and blackish to watch

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 15:05 (five years ago) link

i guess netflix-wise there's oitnb and daredevil (Though i'm only three eps in). Planning to watch better call saul and maybe get up to speed on arrow. a few seasons behind on scandal but i get the sense i might not actually bother all the way through this season. still gotta watch the last season of justified and the last uhhh four-ish seasons of p&r

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 15:08 (five years ago) link

last season of justified is recommended.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 15:10 (five years ago) link

Last few seasons of Scandal not recommended.

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 15:10 (five years ago) link

yeah i'm psyched at the buzz! i just held off cuz i think i enjoy the show best in binge form, will hit it up on amazon prime eventually

re: justified, i mean. re: scandal, yeah...honestly while i'm enjoying it through s2 i don't think it's really built to last much longer

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 15:11 (five years ago) link

oh i guess there's also true detective. i WAS watching Girls but I think my wife decided she was tired of it and i can't be compelled to watch it without her

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 15:13 (five years ago) link

i just started Banshee - like it so far

also just dvr'd the first ep of Stitcher las night, looked kinda interesting idk

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 16:47 (five years ago) link

You could read the short Scandal thread on here. It's basically about three of us going "ugh this show is so awful, also Huck is the worst person on tv".

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 17:32 (five years ago) link

oh that thread is where i've gotten the sense later seasons are a disappointment

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 17:43 (five years ago) link

one of my favorite things on ILE is how you can gauge diminishing enjoyment of a show by the increasing intermittence of thread revives

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 17:44 (five years ago) link

"Bloodline and Between on Netflix"

i liked bloodline but i couldn't get through an entire episode of Between. if you are Canadian you might enjoy it.

scott seward, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 18:09 (five years ago) link

i'm looking forward to the 3rd season of rectify but i guess i'll have to wait a while before it's on netflix.

scott seward, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 18:10 (five years ago) link

i didn't know that black-ish was good. the ads were dumb. i'll watch some tonight on the hulu.

scott seward, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 18:15 (five years ago) link

it's very traditional in ways - lot of "dad neurotically overreacts" plots and don't watch if you'll be mad there's an episode where the kids make a hole in the wall and try to hide it - but i love the ensemble

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 18:19 (five years ago) link

First two or three Blackish eps are shaky, but it gets really good really quickly after that.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 18:20 (five years ago) link

yeah i got no problems with trad dads.

speaking of neurotic i didn't think i'd care that all of seinfeld is gonna be on hulu but i actually haven't seen an episode in years and i might binge watch.

scott seward, Wednesday, 3 June 2015 18:37 (five years ago) link

Hah why would Canadians like Between? I haven't heard of it actually

Who M the best? (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 19:18 (five years ago) link

apparently it's not even on Canadian Netflix bc they're trying to drive people to one of the cable company's streaming services ughhhhhhhhh94e2b2jrk

Who M the best? (Will M.), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 19:19 (five years ago) link

Other Space on Yahoo Screen was the shit

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 20:12 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

It's a weird in-between time for first run television but I've been mostly watching film noirs that I'm taping off TCM anyway and doing a little festival... watched sixteen so far and another forty or so at least on tap. but in between there's this:

*Hannibal s. 3 - NBC: Wackier, campier and more disconnected from reality than ever but so well filmed and satisfying to watch
*Unreal s.1 - Lifetime: Still hopeful it lives up to the promise of the first 2 eps and edges away from romance and soap opera and focuses on cynicism as a calling card
*Last Week Tonight s. 2 - HBO: Meme-ready and overly repetitive as it is, it's still the best fake news show on television
*Mr. Robot s.1 - USA: This is quite good and films in my neighborhood. Great casting (Christian Slater aside) and really awfully mean spirited. It's baby's first anarchist fiction but the script ain't too bad.
*Humans s. 1 - AMC: Wish it didn't have so many holes in the story but it sure does look good.
*Inside Amy Schumer s.3 - Comedy Central: I was afraid it would start to get more filler less killer and it sorta has but boy those first few eps were well done
*The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail s.2 - Comedy Central: Um, it's watchable generally? I like Kumail a lot.

Tried and Gave Up Quickly: Another Period, Zoo, The Whispers

Stockpiling for eventual testing: iZombie, Dark Matter, Ballers, The Brink, Killjoys, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, Deutschland 83

Coming back in a week or so: Married, The Strain, Masters of Sex, Key and Peele, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell

And of course there's also True Detective which...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ArZnKvbOxk

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 July 2015 23:39 (five years ago) link

I got halfway through the first ep of Deutschland '83 and didn't feel compelled to go any further, I might be wrong but it looks a bit shit unfortunately.

xelab, Monday, 6 July 2015 23:59 (five years ago) link

Why? with Hannibal Burress is premiering soon; very hopeful that is as good as I want it to be.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 11:58 (five years ago) link

Deutschland '83 has nice period detail but has dialogue like "this cold war is about to get hot". I can't take boring trash like this after the last cold war drama I watched was S3 of The Americans.

xelab, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 13:26 (five years ago) link

Was Catastrophe (Amazon Prime) discussed on ILX anywhere? It's not perfect but made me laugh a lot and gets at some scary truths about having kids/relationships. Biggest flaw was the overabundance of wacky supporting characters.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 14:44 (five years ago) link

Anyways people should watch that, it's only three hours long overall.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 14:45 (five years ago) link

will testrun

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 14:50 (five years ago) link

My wife loved it.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 14:51 (five years ago) link

We talked about it on the UK Comedy thread when it was on C4.

arbiter of sorrow (aldo), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 14:58 (five years ago) link

I would just like to take this time to thank everyone who mentioned the Eric Andre Show in this thread. I had never heard of it before. I'm not usually a comedy guy, but it has truly changed my life for the better.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:00 (five years ago) link

it'll do that

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:43 (five years ago) link

- I started watching Mr Robot too, its pretty fun but I kinda wish they could give as little screen time as possible to the space monkeys and as much possible time to the lead and the ppl at allsafe and the bonsoir dude. slaters squad is a little hokey, the other stuff is more compelling imo.
- Catastrophe was pretty great. agreed that the extended cast is a bit much, and also the two leads are often quite difficult to watch (in the intended way), but yeah it was solid.
- Eric Andre CHANGES LIVES Y'ALL. GET ON IT. JEFF GOT ON IT. YOU GUYS ARE WATCHING BIRD UP, THE WORST SHOW ON TELEVISION.
- I watched Big Time in Hollywood FL, not as bad as everyone here makes it sound, has some of that "next time on lonny" humor, cuba gooding jr is great (esp. in his first ep, less so later). Stephen Tobolowsky is always a treat.
- I started Dark Matter... it is palatable spacefaring sci-fi i guess, but just barely. the crew is p unlikeable, the three super misanthropic dudes in particular (one, three, and four (yes, their names are numbers)).
- TV is on a huge revival kick right now. I'm just going to leave this here... a list of things being brought to the small screen/restarted/etc in the next year or so: xfiles, wet hot american summer, coach, the muppets, minority report, rush hour, supergirl, luther, problem child, limitless, uncle buck. WTF.

Bouncy Castlevania (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:45 (five years ago) link

Chris Rock in a greensuit brushing his teeth with a gun is one of the craziest fucking things I've ever seen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pRJsia5_A8

I loved the bit in Mr Robot where he lists all the cynical disappointments of botched heroes in the media and there's lance armstrong and bill cosby and.... tom brady, hyuk hyuk hyuk
agreed about the code monkey squad being hella lame; hot hacker rootkit babe with an attitude is a ridiculous cliche character

dark matter is based on a four issue comic miniseries that i read years ago; i wonder how they're gonna get a full season out of it.

is there seriously a coach reboot in the works?

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:54 (five years ago) link

all those revives, ugh

for future stuff, im all about this -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Crime_Story

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:55 (five years ago) link

Cuba Gooding Jr. as O. J. Simpson
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark
John Travolta as Robert Shapiro
David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian
Selma Blair as Kris Jenner
Billy Magnussen as Kato Kaelin
Connie Britton as Faye Resnick
Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Al Cowlings
Evan Handler as Alan Dershowitz
Cheryl Ladd as Linell Shapiro, Robert Shapiro's wife

this is gonna be a comedy, yes?

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:58 (five years ago) link

good lord, Schwimmer?

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 16:01 (five years ago) link

that cast actually does make me want to give it a shot but i hate Ryan Murphy

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 16:01 (five years ago) link

not a coach reboot... a coach continuation. same characters 18 years later. insane.

also the uncle buck reboot is starring mike epps.

xxxp

Bouncy Castlevania (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 16:04 (five years ago) link

oh god i wasn't interested in that american crime story but now that i have seen the cast list... this is going to be one of those "can't-miss" things that I hate but watch because everyone talks about it, right? ugh.

Bouncy Castlevania (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 16:05 (five years ago) link

hopefully it is not just a re-enactment, like a weird alt-/imagined- 'fiction' of the oj trial could be p cool imo

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 16:22 (five years ago) link

It's really a shame that Adult Swim has apparently stopped putting their shows on DVD. I'd buy dozens of copies of The Eric Andre Show and distribute them like candy at a parade. For the good of humanity.

Turn That Pout Inside Out! (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 16:25 (five years ago) link

it's kinda like they want you to bootleg

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 16:45 (five years ago) link

or they just put all their crap up on netflix/az prime/on demand, that would just be fine

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 17:55 (five years ago) link

the adult swim app is pretty good and has a lot of their stuff for free.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 18:03 (five years ago) link

I bought the Dr. Steve Brule Bag Boy special on iTunes and discovered I couldn't play it anywhere but in iTunes so I'm done ever buying a TV show on iTunes again.

Turn That Pout Inside Out! (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 18:06 (five years ago) link

I watch all the AS on Hulu.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 18:07 (five years ago) link

i tivo and then never erase.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 18:24 (five years ago) link

Watching Eric Andre for the first time, so great, LOL'd at the Chiquita Banana song.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 02:28 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Kinda tempted to go into that and Humans; opinions?

Nhex, Sunday, 26 July 2015 03:53 (five years ago) link

The name + the Christian Slater made me disinterested in Mr. Robot from the moment I heard of it, but I've seen nothing but enthusiastic talk about it. May give it a go.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 July 2015 04:03 (five years ago) link

Based on one ep, Humans is pretty but unfortunately dumb

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 26 July 2015 04:10 (five years ago) link

i've watched the first two mr robots, p great

looove that lead actor, he was so good in The Pacific, v intense dude

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:24 (five years ago) link

Just finished the pacific this week. Was pretty good! Back half espesh.

Spottie, Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:27 (five years ago) link

Yeah I was put off by James Badge Dale's writer character at first, but I ended up loving it

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:35 (five years ago) link

I've mentioned this in the mr. robot thread but there's a scene w rami malek in the pacific that's forever burned into my brain and just sickening but astounding, one of the most disturbing filmed portrayals of PTSD ever

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:43 (five years ago) link

The brain one?

Spottie, Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:49 (five years ago) link

that's the one

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:52 (five years ago) link

He does the weirdo thing really well.

Spottie, Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:54 (five years ago) link

otm

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:29 (five years ago) link

I guess there isn't a rolling 2015 TV thread. I am not claiming this as one of my ten favorite shows, but DIFFICULT PEOPLE on Hulu starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner is pretty funny.

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 6 August 2015 16:08 (five years ago) link

the show ALONE on history channel is p good -- ten guys seperately competing as to who can stay in the wilderness of vancouver island the longest & winner gets 500k

johnny crunch, Saturday, 8 August 2015 17:23 (five years ago) link

i really like the editing and music used

last ep a dude carved a lute to occupy himself and sung an kindof amazing low-fi folk song and then was like "next week im going to look into BUILDING A SAUNA", you can watch full eps on history channel website but i prob wouldnt recommend it as the interface/their ads are 100% terrible

johnny crunch, Saturday, 8 August 2015 17:26 (five years ago) link

Top Tier TV of the Moment:
- Hannibal
- Last Week Tonight
- Mr. Robot
- Married
- Rick and Morty
- Hard Knocks

Secondaries:
- The Meltdown
- Key and Peele
- Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
- Review

Hannibal Buress' Why? is consistently and mystifyingly not funny or even entertaining but he's justified the show by creating the most interesting live music segment on television right now with Flying Lotus as his DJ/Music Director and guests thus far including Thundercat, Open Mike Eagle, Jean Grae and Two Fresh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tus4c3Mx_ps

Stalled on: Cancer - Emperor of All Maladies (deeply depressing watch tbh), Wolf Hall (great but I need full focus)

I need to set aside some time to get caught up on: UNReal, Humans

Still need to watch: Deutschland 83, Rectify, 12 Monkeys, iZombie, American Crime, Between, Bloodlines, Killjoys, Ballers, The Brink

let's not get too excited w/ the ouches (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:28 (five years ago) link

watched the first two eps of s3 of Masters of Sex; hooboy that show has gotten dumb

let's not get too excited w/ the ouches (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:38 (five years ago) link

UnReal went out strong fyi

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:48 (five years ago) link

glad to hear! i need time to binge on it.

let's not get too excited w/ the ouches (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 August 2015 21:09 (five years ago) link

Jordskott, Mr Robot, and Bojack Horseman are just about all I'm watching at present. I'm relieved that True Detective has finished - it means that I don't have to watch it anymore.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Friday, 14 August 2015 11:33 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

damn the first ep of Narcos was good, hope it holds up?

and I keep thinking about Rectify, the first season of which I liked a lot, and then it just totally lost me shortly into season 2. now it's being heralded again... anyone watching?

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 2 September 2015 22:39 (five years ago) link

will update.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 2 September 2015 23:14 (five years ago) link

Yeah Rectify series 3 is pretty good so far.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 3 September 2015 19:20 (five years ago) link

yeah for me s1 > s3 > s2

Teddy Jr a quietly astonishing character/perf

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 3 September 2015 19:35 (five years ago) link

Rectify, the first season of which I liked a lot, and then it just totally lost me shortly into season 2.

Yeah, I stopped watching after the first episode of S2. I wonder if I could pick it back up at the start of S3 without missing much.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 September 2015 19:38 (five years ago) link

the s2 finale is pretty pivotal but otherwise you should be OK

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 3 September 2015 19:43 (five years ago) link

Psyched for You're The Worst and The League to be back this week.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 5 September 2015 21:38 (five years ago) link

s1 of YTW was so great, hope they can keep it up

enjoyed Other Space way more than I was expecting to!

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 September 2015 21:55 (five years ago) link

i liked season 2 of rectify a lot. i think i just like that show a lot.

digging Person Of Interest a bunch. worth it just for Cookie pre-Empire. but i dig Benjamin Linus in his role too.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 September 2015 02:04 (five years ago) link

enjoyed Other Space way more than I was expecting to!

ME TOO it's kind of a bummer the way this sunk without a trace given that it's actually good

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 6 September 2015 02:34 (five years ago) link

I was v surprised at the fact that it actually makes an effort to hang together as an actual rinky-dink serialized sci-fi show, instead of just using its premise as a pretense for joeks

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Sunday, 6 September 2015 02:41 (five years ago) link

we talked about it a bit in the Community thread, but yeah - generally positive reception by those who bothered to watch it

Nhex, Sunday, 6 September 2015 05:04 (five years ago) link

Summer brought a new ridiculous unseen-force vs. small group sugary serial to rival the one with the dome (successors to the Kansas one a few years back?), and if it won by a whisper it was probably because it starred my girlfriend Lily Rabe, who I've never bothered with when "horror" is in the title and unfortunately missed (visually) in the park with her other boyfriend this year, even if in lesser Shakespeare.

A little less ridiculously, I've also come around very late but not small to The Good Wife, contra my usual relative disinterest in lawyer shows (see also Better Call Saul). I'm still a bit mystified by its particular appeal to me and others, though think it may have a lot to do with the not-legal-so-much-as-professional/class milieu that I suspect accounts for most of its awards and guest spots (Frasier 2.0?), and, quite possibly and as with Meredith Grey, et al (from whom I expect returns to continue to diminish with Dempsey joining Oh in absentia), the illusion of intimacy with an intelligent (no-bullshit, perhaps a little sad, but fairly nice and genuine?) female lead (and support - Sharma, ok, but see also Tascioni), even one to whom I have no particular attraction.

Letterman, one of whose last shows (Clooney/Pacino/Waits) I caught along with some final-show-guest-gawking, is missed, and, apart from the occasional dip into Conan among others (Corden has his moments but is not yet and probably never will be Ferguson; previously-ignored Meyers has entertained cheerfully on the few occasions allowed, though I had to "laugh" whenever they cut to the pickup band led by Fake Fred Armisen (or Fake Will Ferrell Chad S.); Leno II Kimmel remains mostly unwatchable with too-faux Fallon only a notch better), largely replaced by a papier-mache of Charlie Rose and Seinfeld reruns (I've come around to Samberg too in his post-SNL life; his show may be a bagatelle but after Mindy the best I've seen of the mostly-unwatchable Koosbane-set meta-ironic-sitcoms of the Community/Parks and Rec age (who can I pay to design me an Ansari-blocker?)). Stephen may save the day, shortly. Neither he nor Stewart nor anything else on their channel ever interested me much - politics a bit too remedial, partisanship a bit too muddy, cynicism a bit too broad, comedy a bit too lowbrow, Colbert a bit too Carolinian, Stewart a bit too Jersey - and Batiste doesn't make my top dozen NoLA musicians either, but my hopes are high.

The return of Sherlock (and his Ophelia, by which I don't refer to "the woman") is certainly awaited, though not quite with looking-for-tickets-outside-the-NT levels of bated breath.

Christian Slater hasn't impressed me in two decades, but maybe I should check out this new one? I doubt I'll last longer than the 15 minutes or so I lasted with the latest from the more visually and cortically appealing Duchovny.

I'm sure David Simon's new one would make and perhaps top the list, in no small part due to its subject matter, but I no longer pay for HBO so...

Banned on the Run (benbbag), Sunday, 6 September 2015 17:48 (five years ago) link

/damn/ the first ep of Narcos was good, hope it holds up?

and I keep thinking about Rectify, the first season of which I liked a lot, and then it just totally lost me shortly into season 2. now it's being heralded again... anyone watching?
--rip van wanko

narcos is pretty damn good, never quite gets great but that's nbd due to how consistently good it is

slothroprhymes, Sunday, 6 September 2015 18:22 (five years ago) link

The actor who plays Escobar really steals the show, even if he's never quite allowed to because of how evil Escobar himself is. It feels like reigning in the story and providing this American voiceover throughout was kind of a compromise. But I thoroughly enjoyed this even if sometimes the pacing was either too fast or too slow for the topic.

fields of salmon, Tuesday, 8 September 2015 14:05 (five years ago) link

Eagerly awaiting the return of Person of Interest
Elementary is comfort viewing with just enough brains to be interesting
Awaiting the return of Empire with some trepidation
Greatly enjoying Ray Donovan, a show I caught up with when Hulu started offering Showtime shows (I'm currently in the middle of the second season of Masters of Sex as well)

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 14:25 (five years ago) link

Masters of Sex has turned utterly unwatchable this season after major stumbles about halfway through the second season
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/masters-of-sex-recap-with-an-ape-the-show-jumps-the-shark/

Power watched Show Me a Hero; good but not great? woulda liked deeper characters for the public housing sector tenant storylines and Simon has issues with female storylines being anything but reactive.

Stumbled into Worricker on Amazon Prime and that show scratches my Graham Greene itch nicely. Recommended!

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 14:41 (five years ago) link

Fear of the Walking Dead suffers from some of the same dogwhistle classism and racism as it's namesake but is more interesting not least because of Kim Dickens. Worth following for the moment.

Married's second season has held up surprisingly well; great casting throughout and the writing is still fairly fresh.

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 14:43 (five years ago) link

at least Fear seems to be actively trying to fix these issues compared to the original series; i'm giving it the benefit of the doubt for now.
not a great sign for the fate of the first black character though :/
(also i'm sure there are evil Hollywood types on the horizon re: classism)

Nhex, Tuesday, 8 September 2015 15:01 (five years ago) link

I'm enjoying Married, I love how relaxed everyone is. Most recent ep was v funny

Fear of the Walking Dead is just kinda boring & paint by numbers for me, I don't think I like it much at all. But I fell off the Walking Dead wagon & it all feels like it's of the same piece

I've been meaning to try Worricker, will def give it a go

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 16:20 (five years ago) link

worricker is the kind of spy story where winona ryder tells bill nighy "there's just one problem with that plan... you're gonna have to trust me" and then stalks away on the beach while the music / tide rises
it's also a wonderfully engaging high stakes spy story of intrigue and corruption that has SPOILER no guns, no profanity and no physical violence of any kind over a two hour stretch
what it does have is great actors devouring scenery, carefully decomposing their poker faces in close up and pirouetting through david hare's cleverly convoluted purple prose with acrobatic ease
the whole show is dipped in honey: occasionally cloying but generally sweet, infused with the profundity of natural gold

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 16:38 (five years ago) link

Masters of Sex has turned utterly unwatchable this season after major stumbles about halfway through the second season

Yeah, I've been keeping half an eye on recaps and I'm a little worried. But I'm nine episodes into Season Two (Masters' long-lost brother has just turned up) and it's still interesting.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 16:42 (five years ago) link

i don't want to tell you you're at the point of disintegration but

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 16:47 (five years ago) link

Survivor's Remorse started out dabbling in shibboleths in an original way and allowed its nouveau riche characters considerable latitude for character development. it has almost immediately fallen apart in S2 and lazily shifted into CONTROVERSIAL OPINIONS 4 U like the recent ep where the lead character (an athlete) is knocked cold by his lesbian sister in a cringing Ray Rice semi-satire. At the behest of his shoe sponsor they produce a horrifyingly cynical "women have to stop abusing men" spit-take on the NO MORE PSAs, which I mean, yeah NO MORE is horrifyingly cynical too but who are you really mocking here?
i appreciated the show's boundary pushing with regards to stereotypes but it often shits on the floor, laughs and pretends it is being meaningful. I think I'm done there.

I lasted two and a half episodes with Blunt Talk. It has Patrick Stewart gleefully overacting and pretty much nothing else.

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 17:31 (five years ago) link

Currently on or about to be on that I'm following:
Last Week Tonight s. 2 - HBO
Your Pretty Face is Going to hell s. 2 - Adult Swim
Married s. 2 - FX
Jeopardy s. 32 - ABC
Rick and Morty s. 2 - Adult Swim
Review s. 2 - Comedy Central
Fear the Walking Dead s.1 - AMC
Drunk History s. 3 - Comedy Central
The Bastard Executioner s.1 - FX
How to Get Away with Murder s. 2 - ABC
Limitless s. 1 - CBS
Moonbeam City s.1 - Adult Swim
Minority Report s.1 - Fox
Undrafted s.2 - NFL Network
You’re the Worst s. 2 - FXX
NFL and NFL related chutzpah - Every channel ever all at once
American Experience / POV / Nature - PBS

I also plan to eventually finishing
Wolf Hall s. 1 - PBS
Unreal s.1 - Lifetime
Masterpiece Contemporary: Worricker s.1 - PBS
American Crime s. 1 - ABC

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:31 (five years ago) link

Masters of Sex has turned utterly unwatchable this season after major stumbles about halfway through the second season
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/masters-of-sex-recap-with-an-ape-the-show-jumps-the-shark/

Parsed that as "Masters of sex with an ape"

I might like you better if we Yelped together (Phil D.), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:33 (five years ago) link

The Masters of Sex discussion is precisely why, these days, I wait a few seasons before starting to watch acclaimed (non-superheroic) dramatic series. The vast majority of those shows seem to hit a hardcore sophomore (or at least junior) slump anymore. I can't handle the disappointment.

sensory explosions of consumption and intriguing encounters (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:37 (five years ago) link

In 2009, there were 211 primetime scripted series on television. That number steadily climbed until in 2014 there were 371, an increase of 160 shows. FX expects the number to top 400 in 2015. (There are already 267 series, and that's before the glut of shows that will debut when the fall TV season begins in late September.) And if it somehow doesn't this year, it almost certainly will in 2016. (Keep in mind, that's just scripted programming. Once you factor in reality shows, talk shows, and every other manner of program, the number climbs north of 1,000 — it was already at 933 in May 2015, the last month FX has data for.)

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:40 (five years ago) link

Wow, that's a lotta shows. Good to see scripted stuff is on the rise, though.

sensory explosions of consumption and intriguing encounters (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:46 (five years ago) link

I have binged s1 & 2 of Proj Greenlight, now starting the new season, i love the shitshow-ery of it

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:52 (five years ago) link

I nvr watched it previously but the new ep was kinda perfect w/ who they chose as director. I think they pretty clearly did it for the conflict it will (and did immediately lol) create but ya know im cool w that

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:24 (five years ago) link

the bastard executioner is the worst title btw, I cringe for ppl having to read promos abt it during sports

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:26 (five years ago) link

Watched the Masters of Sex season 3 premiere last night; a definite drop in quality from season 2. I'm now mentally prepping for the upcoming trainwreck.

Also watched the season premiere of The Mindy Project, which retained the things about the show I hate (Ike Barinholtz) but was also funny as hell.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:58 (five years ago) link


I guess there isn't a rolling 2015 TV thread. I am not claiming this as one of my ten favorite shows, but DIFFICULT PEOPLE on Hulu starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner is pretty funny.

― Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:08 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Been watching this and agree but sometimes they're too much and too OTT even for me. I do like it though. Fred Armisen is really good as Garry.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:02 (five years ago) link

I'm gonna have a go at Catastrophe shortly.

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:11 (five years ago) link

Previously.tv said some good things abt Quantico, has anyone watched it?

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:24 (five years ago) link

Catastrophe is great!

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:28 (five years ago) link

Andrea Martin is really really funny in Difficult People.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:40 (five years ago) link

she will always be the best thing in anything.

has the guy in difficult people been in anything? he has a weird eye.

scott seward, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:50 (five years ago) link

also, precious isn't funny.

scott seward, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:50 (five years ago) link

he was in parks & rec and he has his own show called billy on the street which is p funny

nerd shit (Will M.), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:52 (five years ago) link

also, is there a thread for people behaving badly shows? so damn many of them. i keep wanting to blame christine baranski for everything but ab fab really did come first.

scott seward, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:53 (five years ago) link

wow, i must have have missed him on parks & rec. i didn't see later seasons.

scott seward, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:53 (five years ago) link

Just got to the ape episode of Masters of Sex last night. I'm sticking with it, but ugh.

Just started watching You're the Worst recently, which is really funny.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:21 (five years ago) link

wait

Andrea Martin is really really funny in Difficult People.

― Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:40 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Please tell me this is the mom because she is the best part imo. I'm from Long Island and she completely nails Jewish Long Island mom. So good.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:38 (five years ago) link

The Player is super ridiculous and stupid.

I plan to watch it for the next month at least.

I Am Curious (Dolezal) (DJP), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:41 (five years ago) link

x-post

also, precious isn't funny.

― scott seward, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:50 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Agreed! I do not like her in this at all. Billy does have a weird eye and it bugs me. I think some times I just want them to tone it down a couple notches - esp Julie K. Any show that can just drop a line about shopping for a M'lynn wig is going to be something I'm going to enjoy.

I do kind of feel terrible for Arthur because he's so nice to her and she's just so mean to him.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:43 (five years ago) link

I watched part of The Player out of residual loyalty to show creator John Rogers (I liked Leverage, and his Kung Fu Monkey blog used to be pretty great) but didn't make it through the pilot. Felt like the lead was the guy you hire when you can't get Nathan Fillion and you can't afford Mark Valley, and Snipes looked like he was wearing (and trying to act through) a Wesley Snipes mask.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:45 (five years ago) link

Yeah Andrea Martin plays Julie's mom. She was on SCTV.
I don't love everything about Difficult People but I think Billy Eichner is great in it, he does some impressive actual acting in a few episodes.

I enjoyed You're the Worst but it's pretty retrograde in a lot of ways for a supposedly edgy show. Lindsay is the best character in that show and has a great moment in the S1 finale.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:03 (five years ago) link

Lindsay is pretty great, but the show is all about Edgar IMO.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:05 (five years ago) link

already quickly starting 2 dislike project greenlight, for a reality show it seems v formulaic + boring idk, not as good as the starz director-wannabe show "the chair" a few yrs ago

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:06 (five years ago) link

Some of the retrograde stuff is the point of the show - these people who think of themselves as being outcasts and edgy end up desiring a traditional romantic relationship - but also I feel a little weird that the female lead is supposedly constantly eating junk food and doing drugs and drinking but she's still always put-together and attractive. Is that weird? Maybe I'm the one being retrograde.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:06 (five years ago) link

xps lol how much does Mark Valley cost nowadays? he's one of those kiss-of-death TV character actors

Nhex, Tuesday, 29 September 2015 19:54 (five years ago) link

project greenlight just needs to stip pretending it's about ~filmmaking~ & admit it's a human chemistry set :D

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 20:37 (five years ago) link

I enjoyed You're the Worst but it's pretty retrograde in a lot of ways for a supposedly edgy show. Lindsay is the best character in that show and has a great moment in the S1 finale.

I strongly suspect the entire viewing audience has a crush on Kether Donohue. She's great.

I do kind of feel terrible for Arthur because he's so nice to her and she's just so mean to him.

btwn that and his incredible villainry on Review, Urbaniak is unusually visible this year.

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Tuesday, 29 September 2015 20:45 (five years ago) link

Anyone into Narcos? A reasonably familiar story with its fair share of macho gangster movie cliches, but really well told, well acted and really addictive.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Saturday, 3 October 2015 16:57 (five years ago) link

Rick and Morty elevated its game considerably and the second season, when it was trying, was almost Adventure Time good.

Married was excellent throughout, mostly carried by A+ acting by what has to be the best supporting cast on television: Paul Reiser, Jenny Slate, Brett Gelman, Sarah Burns, John Hodgman, Rob Huebel, Amy Landecker, Kimiko Glenn... Judy Greer and Nat Faxon always on point too. Never seen Faxon in anything else but he's tailored for this. Dude's got an Oscar!

I enjoyed Review (and the last two episodes were brutal) but the show just wore me down with its sadism. Three stars.

Moonbeam City, Benders and Gigi Does It are hot garbage.

So the current watching list is:
Last Week Tonight s. 2 - HBO
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell s. 2 - Adult Swim
Jeopardy s. 32 - ABC
Fear the Walking Dead s.1 - AMC
Drunk History s. 3 - Comedy Central
How to Get Away with Murder s. 2 - ABC
You’re the Worst s. 2 - FXX
American Experience - PBS
POV - PBS
Nature - PBS
The Affair s. 2 - Showtime
Inside the NFL - Showtime
The Simpsons s. 27 - Fox

... with these upcoming in the next two weeks:
The Knick s. 2 - Showtime
Homeland s. 5 - Showtime
Nathan for You s. 3 - Comedy Central
Fargo s. 2 - FX

... and this stuff waiting to be tried:
The Bastard Executioner s.1 - FX
Limitless s. 1 - CBS
Minority Report s.1 - Fox
Undrafted s.2 - NFL Network

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 October 2015 06:57 (five years ago) link

First ep of The Affair offers the Maura Tierney perspective which is great and long overdue but JEEEEEZUS what happened to the writing on this show
there's a bit where, at the dinner table with her four estranged children and apropos of nothing, she tries to get their attention by saying "Look! There's Justin Bieber!"
And they all look up! AND ONE KID SAYS "WHERE?"
I mean what the fuck is going on here

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 October 2015 07:00 (five years ago) link

you're the worst is sorta stalled out but it's okay. i wish it was weirder; it's better when it's weirder.
i love kether donohue (always think of her as the "high maintenance'' wife) but they need to chill out on her ability to cry on cue.
I saw Desmin Borges in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity some years back and he was fucking great. It's good to see him on teevee on a regular basis.
I have a definite crush on Aya Cash. I think Chris Greere is being underutilized and falling back on stereotypes..

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 October 2015 07:05 (five years ago) link

one ep in, How to Get Away with Murder is in a too-predictable Shondaland UP THE STAKES! WE MUST UP THE STAKES! death spiral. I loved Viola last year but she's teetering on the edge of cartoonish now. I'm in for another four soapy episodes but I really want them to calm the fuck down and tell a coherent story.

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 October 2015 07:07 (five years ago) link

The Grinder was hilarious. It exceeded all my expectations. I think this one's a keeper! I wish I could say the same about Grandfathered.

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Monday, 5 October 2015 15:46 (five years ago) link

BTW, I am highly recommending Catastrophe on Amazon. It's great!

a literal scarecrow on a quaint porch (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 18:54 (five years ago) link

If you were wondering which show this season would have elaborate musical numbers, jokes about abortion and suicide, and scenes with Nipsey Hussle (as himself) bemoaning patriarchy and recommending Simone de Beauvoir, it's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:31 (five years ago) link

I watched 5 minutes of that and realized I wouldn't be able to take it

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

i may have taped that
you know what's surprisingly watchable? Adam Ruins Everything

a literal scarecrow on a quaint porch (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:34 (five years ago) link

i watched 4 eps of You're the Worst and liked it quite a bit

and I finally caught up on Review, Andy Daly is the best. Imaginary friend was so good

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:59 (five years ago) link

watched the first couple eps of s2 of the Last Man on Earth and once again the first episode shows promise of dealing with a novel premise and then they pull back in all the extra characters and it becomes much less interesting. still a basically funny character tho

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:05 (five years ago) link

with much shame i will admit i still really enjoy the show. Will Forte can do no wrong!
i actually like most of the other characters, but did feel the disappointment when they brought the rest of the cast in. lol @ getting Will Forte to show up for 30 seconds and die.

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:13 (five years ago) link

oh they'll bring Ferrell back

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:16 (five years ago) link

it has enough good bits in it (his coterie of imaginary friend balls, the central "romance", the casual destruction) that I'll keep watching but yeah I find the soap-opera aspects of the extended cast p snoozeworthy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:17 (five years ago) link

The Flash
The Grinder
Fresh off the Boat
Scream Queens
Marvel’s Agents of Shield
Mindy Project
Black-ish
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bob’s Burgers
Last Man on Earth

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:50 (five years ago) link

I wound up liking You're the Worst quite a bit and wanted to watch Season 2, but Hulu's fucked up deal with FX means I have to have a cable subscription to see the episodes online. Once again, IF I HAD CABLE I WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN A (PAID) HULU SUBSCRIPTION.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:58 (five years ago) link

I couldn't watch much of anything if I didn't have HULU. I have like 6 channels and no digital recording technology

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 21:14 (five years ago) link

The 'Paper Planes' joke made me forgive everything I don't like about Last man On Earth.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 14 October 2015 07:18 (five years ago) link

"I'm like Reese Witherspoon in that commercial for backpacks!"

<3 YTW, as always

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 October 2015 03:27 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwaOoWo0UOo

The new muppets show is like the good episodes of The Office.

Even though it's not a laugh-a-minute show, the muppets has me non-stop smiling for just the way they blend seamlessly into the normal world. The characters don't even feel fake and cartoony like the series-end versions of Office and Seinfeld characters.

The Once-ler, Friday, 16 October 2015 12:17 (five years ago) link

Weird, I thought it was like the average/bad episodes of 30 Rock rather than The Office. There are even a lot of direct parallels with 30 Rock - production of a tv show within a tv show is arguably the main one but Kermit = Liz Lemon, Piggy = Jenna Moroney, Scooter = Kenneth The Page.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Friday, 16 October 2015 18:28 (five years ago) link

fuck that show

Οὖτις, Friday, 16 October 2015 18:31 (five years ago) link

Any show featuring the Muppets that fits a "it's like _____ but with a _____!" is an instant fail.

Don't Call Me A Lunkhead, You Dingbat! (Old Lunch), Friday, 16 October 2015 18:34 (five years ago) link

That fits that template, I mean.

Don't Call Me A Lunkhead, You Dingbat! (Old Lunch), Friday, 16 October 2015 18:35 (five years ago) link

Like, it shouldn't just be another sitcom that reshuffles elements from previous sitcoms. If you don't have a solid idea for a Muppet show that would only work as a Muppet show, leave it alone.

Don't Call Me A Lunkhead, You Dingbat! (Old Lunch), Friday, 16 October 2015 18:36 (five years ago) link

The more I think about it, maybe 30 Rock hijacked the general plot of The Muppet Showin the first place. Although maybe that makes The Muppets going for the writing style these days even more depressing.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Friday, 16 October 2015 19:24 (five years ago) link

i got through three episodes and that felt like more than enough.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Friday, 16 October 2015 19:30 (five years ago) link

It reminds me of that Kukla, Fran & Ollie revival from the '80s where they played punked-out veejays on a fictional music station.

Don't Call Me A Lunkhead, You Dingbat! (Old Lunch), Friday, 16 October 2015 19:39 (five years ago) link

can anyone vouch for peaky blinders? Was thinking about starting it.

Spottie, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 19:27 (five years ago) link

there was a joke on You're the Worst where as a revenge move one of the characters erases the other's netflix queue and his anguished cry is "All I can remember is Peaky Blinders!" and that's basically how I think of that show.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 19:31 (five years ago) link

haha ok

Spottie, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

i gotta admit i am enjoying watching moonbeam city even if it's 70% due to the a e s t h e t i c

nerd shit (Will M.), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 19:56 (five years ago) link

i tried it for one episode, it involved the main character falling in love with a dolphin through his Avatar-inspired mecha-dolphin suit. ehhhhhhhhhhh. it does look pretty though.

Nhex, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 20:06 (five years ago) link

cor... its the bleedin pleaky blinders... and theyve come to knick our shit

― AIDS (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:32 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just sayin, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 20:50 (five years ago) link

Is there a general 2015-2016 season tv thread? I need to express some hate for a tv show.

Exit, pursued by Yogi Berra (WilliamC), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:02 (five years ago) link

go for it, hate is welcome here.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:10 (five years ago) link

theres so many shows now i don't know what to do any more.

Spottie, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:12 (five years ago) link

i've said it before and i'll say it again: tivo solves a lot of watching problems

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:13 (five years ago) link

thats not my fave episode of the five so far. i think my faves are 5, 2 and 3 in that order, 1 and 4 not so much. i really hope they keep playing up the police department's rivalry with the fire department because shirtless studs with fire-hose jetpacks making hip hop air horn sounds is precisely as funny as it should be.

nerd shit (Will M.), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:15 (five years ago) link

erm thats xp to nhex re: moonbeam city

nerd shit (Will M.), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:16 (five years ago) link

go for it, hate is welcome here.

― a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:10 PM

OK, I just wanted to say that the dialogue and acting in the Supergirl pilot was so bad I wanted to break my tv.

Exit, pursued by Yogi Berra (WilliamC), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:25 (five years ago) link

haha i couldn't even stomach the previews for that show.

Spottie, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:27 (five years ago) link

I saw a couple of enthusiastic reviews and gave it a shot. One of the worst hours of tv I've ever watched.

Exit, pursued by Yogi Berra (WilliamC), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:32 (five years ago) link

I was planning on watching but have seen some terrible reviews from ppl I trust & yeahhhh might have to pass

I'll always have Helen Slater

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00 (five years ago) link

really not interested in the Berlantiverse but it keeps the comics nerds happy and creatives I actually care about working on non-superhero shit

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:25 (five years ago) link

CBS isn't on Hulu, so I generally don't watch anything on that network anyway

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 01:23 (five years ago) link

TVs current drama/action/suspense shows are tedious. If someone watches 5 or more of these shows each week they would be worried.

The Once-ler, Wednesday, 28 October 2015 05:31 (five years ago) link

You're The Worst has been weaker but holy shit the last episode was A+.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 05:41 (five years ago) link

I quite enjoyed Supergirl, although it suffered a lot from being overly busy. The acting isn't brilliant, nor the scripting, but there are worse shows and actors out there. (Robbie Amell for example, or any of his other Tomorrow People alumni - Peyton List, Luke Mitchell - popping up in hero shows everywhere.)

I'm hoping it will embrace Silver Age goofiness but because of the power levels of Supergirl I suspect it'll be her vs the Kryptonians all the way through.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 08:17 (five years ago) link

xp to myself
would* = should

I digress. I'm still angry over Old Lunch's Muppets comments upthread. So many wrong observations. The Muppets isn't even one of the my top 5 or 6 shows on right now but lousy comparisons to 30 rock and complaints of having a sitcom share templates/elements from other sitcoms are really ignorant. How can you look in the mirror in the morning? How can the child in your heart not smile at green flailing arms? Let go of all the bad dramas you watch and let The Muppets tickle your 'hamster dance', goofball innocence that you seem to have purged from your life.

The Once-ler, Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:11 (five years ago) link

You misconstrue! Partly because I haven't seen anything beyond the commercials for the new Muppet show, but more because I love (like deeply love) Henson-era Muppets and still watch that stuff all the time. I've been burned by enough post-Henson product to realize that it's probably just not for me. And a lot of the reason for my disfavor is that I think the newer performers aren't quite able to recapture what was so magical about what Henson & Co. did.

I'll grant you that I watch some bad dramas, though. Whattayagonnado.

Hellmann's All-Beef Bolognnaise (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:20 (five years ago) link

Someone please alert me when modern-era Muppets do something half this brilliant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Xo771IMco

Hellmann's All-Beef Bolognnaise (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:23 (five years ago) link

Plus it was me who compared it to 30 Rock, but not before Once-ler had compared it to The Office.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:24 (five years ago) link

It was the character to character comparisons that bothered me. Like Scooter to Kenneth (very different personalities). And who came first - Miss Piggy or Jenna?

Also the writing on 30 rock involved trying to hide a joke in every line; whereas The Office was more realistic on that front.

The Swedish Chef doing hip-hop is brilliant.

The Once-ler, Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:08 (five years ago) link

Yeah, that was me too.

(I did comment a couple of posts later that actually the Muppets had always been like that and maybe it was 30 Rock borrowing from it.)

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:18 (five years ago) link

on last night's moonbeam city episode rad's list of blues names gag was excellent

Mordy, Friday, 30 October 2015 02:53 (five years ago) link

Best part of an episode that was probably the best yet.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Friday, 30 October 2015 08:17 (five years ago) link

the opening of this week's Limitless features a few seconds of X's "Los Angeles" and a prominently placed vinyl copy of the last Skeletonwitch album, clearly it is after my heart

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 02:11 (five years ago) link

Adventure Time is back!

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 02:29 (five years ago) link

yep, new ep every night for a while, then the 8-ep (!) miniseries.

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 02:31 (five years ago) link

AXS broadcasts of NJPW
scream queens
moonbeam city
brooklyn nine nine
adventure time

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 November 2015 16:05 (five years ago) link

of shows airing atm, in roughly descending order of greatness:

Leftovers
You're the Worst
Jane the Virgin
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Adventure Time
Nathan for You
Last Week Tonight
Kingdom
The Knick
Limitless

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 5 November 2015 04:57 (five years ago) link

supergirl is incredibly cheese and silly but I like it (also true for the Flash, which I started watching on Netflix. haven't dealt with arrow yet beyond the first episode).

akm, Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:18 (five years ago) link

I'd say Fargo and Nathan for You are the two best shows currently running; they are compulsively watchable and super great for totally different reasons and both will make you uncomfortable.

Others in my current top eight:
Last Week Tonight
You're the Worst
Adventure Time
Drunk History
The Knick
Jeopardy

I'm about ready to toss The Affair and How to Get Away with Murder; they are both very stupid right now. I haven't tried Homeland yet this season. Supergirl was terrible.

I need to watch:
The Returned s. 2
Ash vs Evil Dead s. 1

I think I may like Crazy Ex Girlfriend! Need to watch a bit more but the fifteen minutes I caught of episode 3 were surprisingly clever.

Last season of Getting On starts next week, it's amazing television and you should all be watching it.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:36 (five years ago) link

I find Fargo beautiful to look at and listen to but kind of empty tbh

I did like what I saw of the last season of Getting On, kudos to HBO for giving a decent shot to such an obviously unpalatable series

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:39 (five years ago) link

well this is the last six episode run so the entire series will be a little under 18 episodes and nine hours. It's not much longer than Olive Kitteridge and much cheaper

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:42 (five years ago) link

never even heard of that show, but since it has Todd from The Last Man on Earth, maybe I'll give it a shot

Nhex, Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:44 (five years ago) link

Mel Rodriguez is a really good and fun to watch actor but of the key four man cast of Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash he is actually the least engaging. They're all so goddamn good.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:47 (five years ago) link

if it matters to you, Molly Shannon and Alia Shawkat are regulars as well

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:49 (five years ago) link

definitely enticing! haven't seen Alia Shawkat in years

Nhex, Thursday, 5 November 2015 05:53 (five years ago) link

Alex Borstein is best known as Lois Griffin on Family Guy and from Mad tv
Niecy Nash is best known from Reno 911 and for a style network reality show called clean house
both of them have knock out good acting chops and should be massive stars. it's a fucked up world.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 November 2015 06:12 (five years ago) link

i skimmed the amazon PILOT SEASON and most of it is hot garbage but the Tig Notaro/Nicole Holofcener "One Mississippi" pilot was perhaps predictably a pure gem and certainly the best thing I've ever seen diablo cody associated with. i hope to god they get at least a season out of that creative team

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Friday, 6 November 2015 06:00 (five years ago) link

It's strange how hit or miss the Amazon pilots are. Almost all of the the comedies have looked like low budget syndication from 1992 but there are some well produced dramas (Man In The High Castle, the one with Hellboy).

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 6 November 2015 06:06 (five years ago) link

I disliked the Red Oaks pilot, but the full season actually turned out to be pretty good. RIYL if you're a sucker for Adventureland. Hal Hartley directs an episode

Number None, Friday, 6 November 2015 18:29 (five years ago) link

Ash vs Evil dead is great great great

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:20 (five years ago) link

this ep of You're the Worst felt like a real leap; dark, unfunny, true and subtle. It's coming into its own as a pretty great show this season and every episode is very different from the next.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:56 (five years ago) link

yeah that was way better than an episode of television called "LCD Soundsystem" had any right to be

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Saturday, 7 November 2015 06:27 (five years ago) link

I haven't watched the latest but I thought even the last two before that were on another level.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 7 November 2015 07:19 (five years ago) link

it has been getting better but watching gretchen completely come apart when her dream was dashed was really brutal

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 7 November 2015 14:44 (five years ago) link

what a difference a week makes:

Last Week Tonight s. 2 - HBO
Adventure Time s. 7 - Cartoon Network
Getting On s. 3 - HBO
Jeopardy s. 32 - ABC
You’re the Worst s. 2 - FXX
The Knick s. 2 - Showtime
Nathan for You s. 3 - Comedy Central
Fargo s. 2 - FX
Adam Ruins Everything s.1 - TruTV
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend s. 1 - CW

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 20:09 (five years ago) link

i may be proven totally wrong after a third episode of crazy exgirlfriend but it seems surprisingly good at jump and i like the politics
Adam Ruins everything is surprisingly fun! Worth a peek.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 20:11 (five years ago) link

The only shows I'm watching at this point:

The Affair
You're The Worst (loved Season 1, finally broke down and bought Season 2 from Amazon this weekend)
Sleepy Hollow
Empire
The Good Wife (literally only sticking around because this is the final season)
Mom
Have given up on Fresh Off the Boat, Blackish, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 21:01 (five years ago) link

It makes me sad that nobody else appreciates Gotham. İt's a good cast and has the campy feel of the 60s Batman show.

AJD, Tuesday, 10 November 2015 22:14 (five years ago) link

i'm enjoying it. benjamin mckenzie really is great as the perpetually scowly gordon, and everyone else plays bigger nicely with him. donal logue is always a treat and sometimes i pretend to myself that i'm watching SuperTerriers. nigma reminds me SO much of a dude i went to high school with also. and penguin is FANTASTIC. if the canon would allow it, i would want this show to jsut go 45 minutes a week of "gordon and penguin vs. the universe"

nerd shit (Will M.), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 22:20 (five years ago) link

Hi TV ppl.

I'm going to have a lot of TV-viewing time on my hands for the next few weeks while recovering from surgery. I need a plan. I was thinking trying Show from My Youth that I missed (including Buffy, Gilmore Girls), but maybe Good Wife? I dunno, something that there are A LOT of so I can binge watch and then binge watch some more.

I considered re-watching The Sopranos but I think I need something different.

Oh, and I don't actually have cable or on-demand or anything like that, so I need a show I can watch online. Netflix, Amazon Prime preferred, but I could be talked into purchase.

What would you choose???

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:34 (five years ago) link

Breaking Bad or The Wire are good base level, inarguably worth watching shows if you haven't seen either of them.
Battlestar?

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:35 (five years ago) link

Buffy doesn't hold up that well, I think Angel may be a better rewatch.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:38 (five years ago) link

Or the X-Files. Pretty sure they're on Netflix still.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:39 (five years ago) link

they are and i didn't know that!

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:41 (five years ago) link

good wife!

just sayin, Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:45 (five years ago) link

there is so much good wife

just sayin, Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:46 (five years ago) link

top binge-watching recs from me (minus the Sopranos) would be Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Eastbound and Down, Freaks and Geeks, Twin Peaks

Battlestar gets so bad I would say only do that if you are prepared to stop at the end of season 3

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:47 (five years ago) link

I've seen (and loved) Breaking Bad and The Wire. Hung with Battlestar for a bit, but not really my thing and fell off of it. I tried to start Gilmore Girls but it didn't stick, probably because I was drunk I mean tired and fell asleep.

X-Files is a great suggestion. And I have probably only seen a few episodes of 30 Rock.

xpost So Much Good Wife sounds like a good thing. Is it an hour? I was kind of leaning half hour since I'll be on opioids I mean resting, any quick hits you'd recommend?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:48 (five years ago) link

xp oh for sure. you'll know when you're done with battlestar, the signs are everywhere.

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:48 (five years ago) link

do you have hbo go?

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:48 (five years ago) link

Twin Peaks on opioids uuuuuuuuuuh

Hmmm I don't have HBO to go atm, but maybe I can get it through the Roku for not too much $$$? I will look into it.

I've seen maybe 1.5 seasons of Mad Men. That may be good to pick up again?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:50 (five years ago) link

Gilmore Girls is a solid pick imo

polyphonic, Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:51 (five years ago) link

My mom is a huge GG stan, as is Stevie D and I mean I trust that man.

I'm glad I wasn't the only who got to a point in Battlestar where I kept going "why am I watching this? Why was I EVER watching this?"

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:52 (five years ago) link

GG is awful garbage. I loved Mad Men start to finish (peak is around s3 and 4 imo)

you want easy 30-minute digestible chunks 30 Rock is not a bad way to go, it's p solid for its entire run

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:56 (five years ago) link

Pssh. You're awful garbage. GG is wonderful garbage.

Gary (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:08 (five years ago) link

that style of dialogue is like nails-on-a-chalkboard to me, sorry

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:09 (five years ago) link

Binging is probably the best way to vibe with that show. It's what worked for me.

Gary (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:09 (five years ago) link

xxxp good wife is 45min

just sayin, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:16 (five years ago) link

Can you compare GG to something else I may have seen? Style of dialogue is in the vein of what?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:16 (five years ago) link

everybody speaking in rapid-fire "witticisms" that aren't really that witty but are spoken as fast as possible so as to create the impression of wit

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:20 (five years ago) link

literally makes me want to smash things, it's so irritating

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:21 (five years ago) link

I made it through 1 and a half episodes

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:22 (five years ago) link

yup. utterly unbearable

the cult mystifies me

Number None, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:23 (five years ago) link

Maybe try Friday Night Lights?

I know when that Ott line zings (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:30 (five years ago) link

Sounds like I need to watch GG.

Jeff, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:37 (five years ago) link

buffy holds up incredibly well, wtf

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:52 (five years ago) link

and angel totally does not. and GG is indeed unbearable garbage

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:53 (five years ago) link

The Knick S2 and Fargo S2 are both totally ace right now. The latest Walking Dead is very pedestrian right now, boring as fuck.

xelab, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:57 (five years ago) link

I really liked Friday Night Lights, especially after living in Texass. May give that a second go, but I really should use the opportunity to watch something new (to me).

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:58 (five years ago) link

gilmore girls sounds like parenthood to me if that means anything to you.

my contemporary votes are High Maintenance (easy and cheap and fast), the Americans, Veep, Hannibal, Rick and Morty and Getting On

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 01:40 (five years ago) link

Is Veronica Mars streaming anywhere?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 01:46 (five years ago) link

i watched it on amazon, i think it's still available there

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 11 November 2015 01:49 (five years ago) link

Gilmore Girls is great BUT

patter is like Dawson's Creek x Buffy, loads of pop culture references & you have to really be in the mood for everyone talking that way. It makes mr veg visibly recoil, closed doors, the works lol

but the relationships are endearing & it's v funny & moving & MADE for rainy day watching & lots of great actors & fun cameos & the first 3 or 4 seasons are <3

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 02:26 (five years ago) link

I wish ER was on Netflix or Amazon Prime, I'd binge hard on that. In my mind the first 4-5 seasons were really good but that was in the middle of my teens so what the hell did I know?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:10 (five years ago) link

Dramatic series that I own on DVD (all of which I would recommend for binge watching): Buffy, Angel, Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks, Gilmore Girls.

Okay, and Dallas. Okay? Is that okay with you? Geez.

Gary (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:17 (five years ago) link

I would also like to add ST:TNG and Homicide and the DC animated shows to that list.

Gary (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:27 (five years ago) link

I know I already raved about the music on Limitless, but tonight they had a high-speed montage set to Babymetal and I freaked the fuck out. Props!

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 05:03 (five years ago) link

yeah its pretty fun!

I know when that Ott line zings (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:09 (five years ago) link

Must see Limitless.

Jeff, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:00 (five years ago) link

It's CBS though, right? WHich means I'll probably never see it.

Jeff, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:00 (five years ago) link

can stream on the website no?

I know when that Ott line zings (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:04 (five years ago) link

You're the Worst got MUCH better and MUCH darker

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 21 November 2015 19:22 (five years ago) link

Getting only a bit more of a handle on my Good Wife appreciation. Maybe I do enjoy the non-Elsbeth characters as much as the writing and acting and milieu? Then again maybe I just like watching Chris Noth.

Enjoying Crazy Ex-GF more than I'd imagine I would something CW - the thing it leads into is panicked-search-for-the-remote unwatchable - but have a hard time shaking the sense that it's just Mindy with a white girl, plus songs. Why isn't she on anymore?

Have also been hooked by Quantico, which is ok, because I went to school with the showrunner. It is soooo his product. I preferred the one from the other showrunner I went to school with.

Comprehensive Nuclear Suggest-Ban Theory (benbbag), Saturday, 21 November 2015 19:37 (five years ago) link

Enjoying Man in the High Castle. Amazon seem to be great at sets and aesthetics.

AJD, Sunday, 22 November 2015 21:59 (five years ago) link

and plastering Nazi symbols on New York subways

Comprehensive Nuclear Suggest-Ban Theory (benbbag), Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:32 (five years ago) link

i know i'm the only one fighting this fight and it's already lost, but my god: tonight's episode of Getting On contained one of the most touching moments i've ever seen on television and about four of the most awkward moments.
Would love to see the original BBC series if anyone can point me to it.

Eugene Goostman (forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 November 2015 07:01 (five years ago) link

^^^ditto. Great show despite acute pain I feel at every episode.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 30 November 2015 14:29 (five years ago) link

I don't know why I get excited every time Top Chef starts up again. I watch five episodes and then lose interest every season for the last six.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 4 December 2015 04:42 (five years ago) link

Yeah, I haven't watched it in four or five years.

fields of salmon, Monday, 7 December 2015 00:27 (five years ago) link

Having just moved and dealing now with time warner, i am seriously considering cord cutting. They're horrible to deal with.
HBOGo, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Mubi... except for the goddamn nba and nfl

Does that make you mutter, under your breath, “Damn”? (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 02:35 (five years ago) link

I recently got an upgrade on my cable so I could watch local pro sports, but had to ditch Hulu to make up for some of the cost. My cable package doesn't have DVR, and I'll never remember to catch up on with shows On Demand, so it looks like I might just watch sports for the next year or so. There is so much garbage in this cable package I can't even

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 02:43 (five years ago) link

I caught Last Man On Earth last night though. What a dramatic ending for a comedy!

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 02:43 (five years ago) link

I p much hate TV but Fargo and the Knick have been so freaking good lately. Also brooklyn 99.

I was getting into Penny Dreadful but havent got far into s2, havent had the time. Where do people find time to watch so much shit (unless yr someone like my friend who has recently given birth so is usually awake all night with a babby on her).

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 03:19 (five years ago) link

Heh, the Last Man ending was such a cheesy cliffhanger - c'mon, they're not going to kill either of them.
But I'm still loving that show.

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:06 (five years ago) link

today in Limitless soundtrack watch: "La La Means I Love You," an Artificial Brain reference, and a climactic scene set to Subrosa's "The Usher."

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:05 (five years ago) link

I'm so sad there's no You're The Worst this week. I started Man Seeking Woman on Hulu because hey, it's FXX too but it's not in the same league.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 02:35 (five years ago) link

some of the later episodes are really strong.

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:22 (five years ago) link

Second and third eps were a definite improvement over the pilot - the actual troll thing seemed like a huge mis-step.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:23 (five years ago) link

I've only seen one episode of Limitless but that episode (#2) was one of the best things I saw on broadcast television this year

you're breaking the NAP (DJP), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:34 (five years ago) link

really fun show

Spottie, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:35 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Limitless music watch continued: "Jump into the Fire", Dan Deacon's "When I Was Done Dying", Puccini, and Bradley Cooper saying "Goatwhore."

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 04:33 (five years ago) link

i just started watching New Girl
it has made me laugh so hard omg
also jake johnson is p cute

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 07:29 (five years ago) link

you just like him because his doppleganger was in Star Wars

Nhex, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 15:08 (five years ago) link

I tried watching some of the recent season premiere and I made it about five minutes

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 15:11 (five years ago) link

My kids started crying right about when not-Cece's-mom tried to get out of Nick's car and I was cringing so hard that I didn't rewind to watch the end

you're breaking the NAP (DJP), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 16:27 (five years ago) link

1) Red Oaks (Amazon)

bcz it's the only show i'm watching, unless 2001 Sopranos counts.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 16:31 (five years ago) link

how is red oaks?

i started watching nurse jackie on netflix. also battle creek starring ryan o'reily aka dennis duffy aka dean winters. it's fun.

scott seward, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 18:09 (five years ago) link

it's an easy watch w/ some good actors, a few too many characters mimicking Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Caddyshack

xp

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 18:12 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Man Seeking Woman has gotten pretty funny. Best ep so far, as with last season, makes Liz (the sister) the main character.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 2 February 2016 02:30 (five years ago) link

suttin foster is in younger

it's not great but: sutton foster!

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 February 2016 02:39 (five years ago) link

X-Files
Adventure Time
The Magicians
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Steven Universe
Lucha Underground
Children's Hospital
Venture Bros
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Workaholics
NXT

Looking for recommendations re: Idiotsitter, Baskets, Horace and Pete
Excited/Hopeful for: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Mordy, Sunday, 7 February 2016 17:23 (five years ago) link

Horace and Pete is really odd. More like a stab at 80s social-realist teleplays than anything current. Some really strong perfs (Alda, Wright, Falco) and some not so great ones (CK, quelle surprise), some interesting writing and some horribly didactic/clumsy stuff as well. Curious to see what happens with it but not bowled over.

Catching up on and digging The Expanse.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 7 February 2016 17:30 (five years ago) link

NYT described Horace and Pete as the lost Eugene O'Neill written episode of Cheers which is not a terrible way to put it. It's not gripping me but Louis tends to have a 50/50 hit miss ratio and the hits justify the misses. I'll buy at least the first five episodes.

Idiotsitter is basically workaholics ethos, so if you dig that you'll dig this. Jillian Bell is hysterical, her delivery in the entire Channing Tatum episode was flawless. Charlotte Newhouse is really good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WVYe0dpvu4

Baskets is... messy. I don't know if I want to keep watching it? It has some strong redeeming points (primarily Martha Kelly who is a revelation and Louie Anderson as Zach's mom) but it's kind of a nothing show. Feels like it needs another season to get its footing.

ulysses, Sunday, 7 February 2016 17:57 (five years ago) link

the next two episodes of Baskets are written by this guy. I'm sufficiently intrigued to check 'em out.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 7 February 2016 18:14 (five years ago) link

wow, had no idea. I like the whale a lot.

ulysses, Sunday, 7 February 2016 18:37 (five years ago) link

War & Peace miniseries on Lifetime was pretty dope imo

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 06:54 (five years ago) link

The first episode of Horace and Pete was fine but definitely felt like something that had been filmed and released within a week. Several good performances as noted (took me almost no time at all to transition from 'Alan Alda as a cantankerous racist? Really?' to just totally buying his character). Louis needs to stop with the "I AM UNCOMFORTABLE" mugging. Buscemi seems oddly off.

maybe my clam is just more toxic (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 13:22 (five years ago) link

anyone here watching the uk show Crashing? it is often funny and often quite emotionally devastating if the first 4 eps are anything to go by

Worth Taking from Little Kid (Will M.), Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:26 (five years ago) link

Limitless music watch: Royal Headache's "My Own Fantasy," an Early Man poster, a discography quiz on Sabbath, Skeletonwitch, and Goatwhore, and a closing montage set to Artificial Brain

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:04 (five years ago) link

oh shit Limitless is back

thank god for the DVR

its subtle brume (DJP), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:13 (five years ago) link

Lately been watching:

The Man in the High Castle
The Great British Baking Show
Transparent
Better Call Saul
The Late Show with Seth Meyers (very underrated!)
The Americans
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fargo
Jessica Jones
Master of None

Darin, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:25 (five years ago) link

The Americans is back next month!!!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:29 (five years ago) link

^just starting Season 2. Is this 4?

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:04 (five years ago) link

yes. just finished 3 a couple weeks back. good stuff.

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:07 (five years ago) link

is anyone watching the people vs. o.j. simpson? it's surprisingly good. little to no detectable ryan murphy camp horseshit despite his exec producer credit.

metro slothrop want some more (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:44 (five years ago) link

too busy watching Banshee

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:50 (five years ago) link

oh wait did the new season of that start? i love banshee

metro slothrop want some more (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:51 (five years ago) link

4th and final season starts april 1. i just started on season 3

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:53 (five years ago) link

nice. yr in for a treat re: season 3 - that's the best one, imo

metro slothrop want some more (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:58 (five years ago) link

show is so ott ridiculous i love it.

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:59 (five years ago) link

spotted some chobani in the background during the oj show, cmon u jokers that shit wasnt around in the 90s

johnny crunch, Thursday, 11 February 2016 02:17 (five years ago) link

Just finished up with Mr Robot, loved it. Also Legends of Tomorrow, X-Files (ehhh), Brooklyn 99, and hanging out for the new Americans season.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Thursday, 11 February 2016 03:54 (five years ago) link

<3 The Grinder <3
just a good basic goofy sitcom

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 11 February 2016 19:17 (five years ago) link

Got a hold of first 2 seasons of "Ripper Street". Enjoying it immensely.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 11 February 2016 19:21 (five years ago) link

Aching for Les Revenants season 2. I thought Netflix was streaming it as of Feb 1 but I guess its going to be available sometime between the 16th - 29th. poo. It has afforded me the opportunity to finally watch Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia from the start, though. I'm up to season 5 and just loving it. Charlie Day is some kind of wonderful genius.

It's dummy on dummy crime (sunny successor), Friday, 12 February 2016 22:10 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

The Americans season 4 on FX and season 2 of Happy Valley on Netflix tonight; daredevil season 2 on netflix on friday

not sure which i'm more excited about. well, obviously the americans but still.

ulysses, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:29 (five years ago) link

People vs OJ in my top 10 right now - so much better than I expected

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:46 (five years ago) link

i love People vs OJ too and it gets better every episode. I'm also watching 1st seasons of narcos, latest season of better call saul and fresh meat. although im kinda exasperated with it at this point, im watching the latest season of girls too.

i;m thinking about thos Beans (Michael B), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:53 (five years ago) link

PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON
IZOMBIE
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
BOB'S BURGERS
THE BLACKLIST
RIZZOLI & ISLES
TOP CHEF
various WWE offerings

things i am excited about that are returning soon-ish: ARCHER, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, SILICON VALLEY, ORPHAN BLACK, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, REVIEW, NATHAN FOR YOU, UNREAL, JESSICA JONES
things that i put on the dvr so i can have background noise: CATFISH, TRUE LIFE, BAR RESCUE
things that are unbelievably bad this go-round: BROAD CITY

maura, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:55 (five years ago) link

better call saul

that's it, though maybe i should finally watch the third season of orphan black

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:59 (five years ago) link

agree broad city has declined since this seasons prem

the cartoon hbo show animals is p funny

ppl v oj is only ok

new girl is still v funny even megan fox couldnt ruin it

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:44 (five years ago) link

new girl is still v funny even megan fox couldnt ruin it

oh wow maybe i should start watching again

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:45 (five years ago) link

it's just sort of hard to care about it now ever since they jettisoned the emotional core of the show for zaniness (this was my general impression of season four, maybe that has changed)

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:46 (five years ago) link

they kinda shifted the emotions to schimdt and cece but yea they def toned down the zaniness from last season which i agree was a bad look

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:49 (five years ago) link

Current favorites -
Current top
The Magicians (liking it a lot, even read the Wikipedia book summaries to get an idea of future plots)
The Walking Dead (unfortunately, being up on the trades, this Negan season half makes every episode a tense view)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Venture Brothers (and soon, Archer!)
The Flash
Sleepy Hollow (enjoying it recently, after zoning out during much of last season)

All shows I look forward to seeing on the DVR vs. comfort shows (NCIS or Chopped) or invested but not 100% enjoying shows (Castle, Grimm).

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 21:20 (five years ago) link

brad are you watching the Americans

because if not you really really should be

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 21:53 (five years ago) link

i caught up on americans and am hooked now. didn't think it would get better but it has.

Spottie, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:05 (five years ago) link

the americans really sounds like exactly my kind of show but also something that would give me anxiety attacks all the time?

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:09 (five years ago) link

Started watching 11.22.66 or whatever its called (ugh really clunky title). Ive never read the book so I'm not biased by that: its not too bad, time travel always has its problematic logic tho of course.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:16 (five years ago) link

my ten tv now is probably:

Black Sails
Better Call Saul
Jeopardy
Adventure TIme
Full Frontal
Last Week Tonight
Venture Bros
Broad City
Parasyte
All in the Family <-I've become obsessed with this show and have been watching two episodes a night, starting with season five. It's probably the best thing on now. Still.

There's about to be a number of gate crashers: Americans, Daredevil, Happy Valley, The Path among them
Then Nathan for You, Game of Thrones, Eric Andre (?), Silicon Valley, Veep (please still be good)

I recently got hooked on the PBS News Hour as good dinner music

I can also handle Workaholics, Baskets, Idiotsitter and Modern Family as teevee for when i don't want teevee

I need to start Vikings, I need to finish Crazy Ex Girlfriend (stalled out after three episodes, much the same as UNReal), I need to get past the first (somewhat disappointing) ep of Jessica Jones

It should be noted that Always Sunny in Philadelphia just finished one of their best seasons

ulysses, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:33 (five years ago) link

this venture bros season has been fantastic

Mordy, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:33 (five years ago) link

i love the serial narrative arc format

Mordy, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:34 (five years ago) link

i watched ep 1 of baskets yesterday, it stressed me out and i didn't laugh, does it get better? i mean louis is a fun show and all but this brave new frontier of comedy that isn't funny and is sad is something i don't need a WHOLE lot of

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:56 (five years ago) link

it gets better but it will continue to stress you out and it's not at all funny. morbid humor at best. the worst thing about the show is zach galifianakis which is sad.

ulysses, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 22:58 (five years ago) link

the americans really sounds like exactly my kind of show but also something that would give me anxiety attacks all the time?

― HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:09 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes there is a lot of anxiety but also a *ton* of 80s music montage sequences

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 23:17 (five years ago) link

including one set to a new Pete Townsend original that actually really works! truly it is a miracle show

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 23:18 (five years ago) link

Ugh Ive tried to get into Workaholics but theyre all such a bunch of punchable dinguses.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 23:32 (five years ago) link

they are, that's definitely something that requires your consent or else it ain't gonna work for you.

ulysses, Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:05 (five years ago) link

right now loving

OJ
Gotham
Agents of Shield
Bobs Burgers
Rupaul's Drag Race
Full Frontal
The Flash

liking not loving atm
Face Off
Top Chef
Broad City
Vikings

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 March 2016 03:25 (five years ago) link

Fargo
The Americans
Black Sails
Jessica Jones
Game of Thrones
Pointless
Better Call Saul
Narcos
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Too US skewed, must broaden horizons.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:34 (five years ago) link

of what's airing atm:

Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Jane the Virgin
Limitless
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Carmichael Show
Full Frontal
Venture Bros

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 17 March 2016 15:02 (five years ago) link

all I'm watching right now is Billions lol. TV show choice overload has incapacitated me

stanley krubrick (rip van wanko), Thursday, 17 March 2016 15:24 (five years ago) link

the Last Man ending was such a cheesy cliffhanger - c'mon, they're not going to kill either of them

wrong! (although I agree it was obvious they weren't gonna kill Sudeikis)

This show... it's a lot of squandered potential but occasionally it is incredible and unlike anything else. In particular, the debuts for each season stand apart in that so far they have all been explorations of desolate landscapes and the insanity of loneliness, and packed with great imagery. This last one just holy shit - airfields full of corpses, cruising around abandoned cities in hazmat suits, paddling across empty oceans. Ballard would surely see it as an homage (or at least some kind of pop culture validation of his obsessions and themes). Unfortunately, after these episodes the show more or less devolves into a much less interesting comedy of manners that only fitfully engages with the much more interesting ideas at its disposal. idk maybe it's a budget thing.

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 March 2016 18:53 (five years ago) link

the most recent OJ 'jurors episode' had some classic bits.. the Seinfeld/Martin argument/vote, also the synth intro to 'Natural One' by Folk Implosion vibed well with the tone of the show. Dude playing Johnny Cochran is great, Travolta is terrifying

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 25 March 2016 17:17 (five years ago) link

hearing 'natural one' in any context is p good tbh

togetherness got cancelled/not renewed. I watch it and like it ok but agree w this decision

johnny crunch, Friday, 25 March 2016 18:05 (five years ago) link

Man the People VS OJ is the greatest thing going. Don't know what crime they're going to do for a second season but can't see them doing a better job.

that's too bad about togetherness, I like that show! wtf it's not like HBO has better things to put up really.

my 10:

People vs OJ
Better Call Saul
Walking Dead
The Flash
Supergirl
Togetherness
VEEP
Silicon Valley
Game of Thrones
not sure of #10

akm, Friday, 25 March 2016 19:59 (five years ago) link

NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS: Miami
NCIS: Little Rock
NCIS: Bedrock
Lego NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS: R'yleh
NCIS: Flavortown
Face-Off

Star Wars ate shiitake (latebloomer), Friday, 25 March 2016 20:09 (five years ago) link

very eclectic

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 25 March 2016 20:12 (five years ago) link

Ppl vs OJ keeps getting better, i'm kinda blown away

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 25 March 2016 23:28 (five years ago) link

Ten:

Better Call Saul
Broad City
Last Man on Earth
Love
Flaked
Les Revenants
Bob's Burgers
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Vanderpump Rules
Bold and the Beautiful

Not on right now:
The Great British Baking Show (S1 on Netflix)

“I hate my wife. She doesn’t even have a dick” (sunny successor), Monday, 28 March 2016 19:26 (five years ago) link

there are like 13 different websites recapping the people vs oj simpson each week as a "fact checking" feature

Mordy, Monday, 28 March 2016 22:49 (five years ago) link

dayumm tonight was good

fappy bird (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 03:22 (five years ago) link

Gonna try out this new Hulu series The Path. I love stories about cults.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:08 (five years ago) link

i was 11 when the oj trial was going on and i remember a few details from then - i remember watching the bronco chase (though i didn't know anything about oj holding a gun to his head during it, or that the police pulled them over and then let them go again). i also remember the gloves, and that fuhrman was a terrible racist. most of the details of the case tho i wasn't really aware of, and that includes the fuhrman tapes where he speaks openly about framing and beating black ppl (of course he uses a different word to refer to them). it's hard for me to have any sympathy for the LAPD or prosecution based on the facts presented in this show. i believe OJ did the crime but holy shit - if you're going to employ openly racist psychos who admit on hours of tape footage to planting evidence and then use them as key witnesses then you deserve to lose your case. the consequence of running a vile incompetent organization is that even when you're right you don't get to ask for the benefit of the doubt. i believe OJ absolutely should've been acquitted just based on the incompetence of the DA + LAPD. sorry if this is all 'duh,' it's just new for me bc i wasn't really aware of any of this background while it was happening.

Mordy, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 16:58 (five years ago) link

feeling really old here

ulysses, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:10 (five years ago) link

i believe OJ absolutely should've been acquitted just based on the incompetence of the DA + LAPD

oof, really? release a homicidal maniac to the street as an admonishment?

fappy bird (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:31 (five years ago) link

it's not like karmically just, but it is legally just. you can't do that shit and then complain when you fail to indict someone i don't care how good the forensic evidence is. the guy who collected all the forensic evidence turned out to have tape footage saying that he believes in framing black ppl. if that's the kind of organization you're running you deserve whatever you get in the courtroom imo.

Mordy, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:38 (five years ago) link

i hope that the case served as a wakeup call to the dept that they had become epic failures at any kind of prosecution of justice. if it did and led them to revamp and fix their shit then maybe it was even karmically just in the long run.

Mordy, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:39 (five years ago) link

Trying to think of 10 that are actually all current not just things that i'm watching on d/lded files.

I did really enjoy The Night Manager and want to read the original book its been heauily morphed from. Interesting cos the tv series seems to rely on day to day technology that I doubt was around when the book was written.

Also Happy Valley, I really like Sally Wainwright's writing. I went through a binge of watching a lot of the tv stuff last year. Noticed taht when Wainwright left the Manchester police series she began the writing standard became really cliched.
Enjoyed Last Tango In Halifax even if it is a rom-com. The backstory is well done or make taht plural since there is a bunch of stuff going on at any given time. I'm just watching the Lecturer husband of Sarah lancaster in that in Fresh meat and wonder if he's in danger of becoming typecast.

Walking Dead. I watched teh first series of taht then didn't watch it for several years until around teh time I read the book World War z and started watching a couple of zombie things. This was by far the more intelligent.

Gotham
QI which just stopped recently i think and i think that must mean that Stephen fry has left without there being a very large fanfare about it, unless I missed an episode.

Fresh Meat which I think has just come to the end. Unless Josie continues with her new housemates. But I'm watching it through from the beginning and realising taht I don't think I've seen any of the first series before or the first couple of episodes of teh 2nd.

Better Call Saul which may well be an improvement on the series it spun off, good that that was.

Marvel's Agents of Shield is still good. As was Agent carter.

& I'm still watching Grimm.

Flash
Blindspot
Just watched through Man In the hIgh castle and really want to read the book. Look forward to the 2nd season.
Daredevil was great too.

Lucifer is enjoyable trash.

trying to think of other stuff I've really got into recently.
Watched all of the Gordon ramsay makeover shows in a bing that extended either side of Xmas. Meant to do taht with most of David Attenborough which i d/lded around the same time but not got as far as I'd like. Still may just get further into that.

I just checked out Broad city thanks to this thread and the episode I watched was quite good. So will probably look further into that.
Watched through the Unbreakable kimmy Schmidt over the last couple of weeks thanks to mention elsewhere on here.
Need to finish off the most recent series of Ripper Street.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 18:20 (five years ago) link

First two episodes of Happy Valley are great; it's basically "bad things happen to bad people / bad things happen to good people: the show"

ulysses, Monday, 4 April 2016 13:40 (five years ago) link

^season 2 natch

ulysses, Monday, 4 April 2016 13:40 (five years ago) link

ended up watching an episode of The Carmichael Show out of curiosity... it's somehow pretty good? How did that happen?

ulysses, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 07:31 (five years ago) link

I caught most of an episode of that too and found it pretty strange. It felt like everyone else in the cast besides Carmichael was in a normal family sitcom while he was just this guy kind of wandering through the scenes commenting on what he was seeing. I suppose that could be an interesting dynamic if carried further out, but in this case I think it's just a function of him being a really bad actor.

evol j, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 13:13 (five years ago) link

i hope that the case served as a wakeup call to the dept that they had become epic failures at any kind of prosecution of justice. if it did and led them to revamp and fix their shit then maybe it was even karmically just in the long run.

I'll give you two guesses as to what actually happened, and the first one doesn't count

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 15:24 (five years ago) link

enjoying:

60 days in
naked and afraid
girls
fuck that's delicious
catfish
broad city
new girl
vinyl
last man on earth

returning soon & expect to enjoy - veep, catastrophe

new stuff that looks interesting & will check out - girlfriend experience, the detour

johnny crunch, Friday, 8 April 2016 13:23 (five years ago) link

WTF is Fuck That's Delicious and how is that real

My Whole Existence Is Flan (Old Lunch), Friday, 8 April 2016 13:25 (five years ago) link

action bronson's eating show on vice

ulysses, Friday, 8 April 2016 13:47 (five years ago) link

how could anyone regularly watch ten television shows?

Keks + Nuss (contenderizer), Friday, 8 April 2016 14:08 (five years ago) link

you mean like only 10?

(i've got about 20 active shows in my filter right now... i'm behind on everything, but still)

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Friday, 8 April 2016 14:50 (five years ago) link

I have the patience and wherewithal and sometimes even the active desire, but time and focus are often lacking.

My Whole Existence Is Flan (Old Lunch), Friday, 8 April 2016 14:53 (five years ago) link

I'm probably actually watching ten-ish shows right now but at least half of them are no longer airing.

My Whole Existence Is Flan (Old Lunch), Friday, 8 April 2016 14:55 (five years ago) link

oh if we're coutning shows not currently airing my list is at like 80. it's fucking bad

(i am going to have to cull A LOT bc i was already behind before i got a new job and a gf... yeesh)

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Friday, 8 April 2016 14:56 (five years ago) link

2nd season of iZombie was a blast, and the finale was great. Not sure where they're gonna go with Blaine and also after the first episode of Liv being estranged from her little brother and mom because of her refusal to donate blood for a transfusion nothing else is mentioned about it for the rest of the season which seems a little odd.

Ravi is the best and Steven Weber was gold throughout.

pandemic, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:14 (five years ago) link

I was going to list the shows I'm currently watching but, due to lol toddlers, my list ends up looking like:

Thomas and Friends
Peg + Cat
Wild Kratts
Odd Squad
Sesame Street
Curious George
Nature Cat
Black-ish
American Dad!
Super Why

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:48 (five years ago) link

I think it's just Bojack Horseman and The Returned (french version obv.) for me, everything else is just OK

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:56 (five years ago) link

due to lol toddlers, my list ends up looking like

The first 10 seconds of the trailer for last week's Peg+Cat special episode was the greatest thing I've seen on TV in a while.

"Space . . . vast, peaceful, silent . . . except for the gigantic singing pig heading towards earth!"

early rejecter, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:18 (five years ago) link

oh don't get me wrong, Peg + Cat and Odd Squad are actually both flat-out awesome and I'd recommend either to anyone, almost regardless of whether they have kids or not

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:49 (five years ago) link

(there is a special place in Hell reserved for everyone involved with Thomas and Friends, though)

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:49 (five years ago) link

these days it's

Octonauts
Wild Kratts
Zoboomafoo
Super Why
Magic School Bus
Creative Galaxy

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 17:00 (five years ago) link

Octonauts is the best of that bunch though they're all pretty damn solid kids' shows

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 17:00 (five years ago) link

oh and

Lily's Driftwood Bay
Puffin Rock
Tumble Leaf

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 17:01 (five years ago) link

and then Game of Thrones I guess, I haven't been watching much TV for adults lately apparently.

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 17:02 (five years ago) link

I have substituted Diablo III for a lot of the time I was spending on television, apparently

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 17:22 (five years ago) link

I think it's just Bojack Horseman and The Returned (french version obv.) for me, everything else is just OK

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, April 13, 2016 4:56 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I've got to watch the 2nd season of the Returned tv series yet. I picked up the novel and hadn't previously realised it was by a black american author so not sure what that's going to mean.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 17:28 (five years ago) link

(there is a special place in Hell reserved for everyone involved with Thomas and Friends, though)

i work on thomas and friends ebooks once in a while and imo they're actively evil

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:17 (five years ago) link

sir topham hatt is a monster

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:20 (five years ago) link

if i'm remembering right there was an episode where Henry didn't want to come out of a tunnel or something and Topham Hatt decided to wall him up inside the tunnel, 'cask of amontillado' style, as punishment.

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:21 (five years ago) link

I have complained (only partly facetiously) about Thomas and Friends' monstrous pro-coal agenda on some other thread

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:23 (five years ago) link

oh its only a coincidence that the cleaner-burning diesel fuel engines are typically the "bad" engines, you say?

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:23 (five years ago) link

xp: oh my god I saw reference to that in an episode we were watching over the weekend; I think I was so startled that I was momentarily paralyzed

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:23 (five years ago) link

i have deeply confused british friends of mine by referring to him as "sir topham hatt" instead of "the fat controller." anyway yes literally everybody in thomas and friends is a horrible asshole and he's the worst

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:24 (five years ago) link

it was in the episode/movie that introduced Luke, who was harboring a TERRIBLE SECRET, and Thomas was asking all of the other engines what the worst thing they'd ever done was and Henry's was "get walled into a tomb by The Fat Controller"

although tbf if I was running a system full of talking trains and they all called me "The Fat Controller", I'd be walling up some motherfuckers too

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:25 (five years ago) link

oh yeah Blue Mountain Mystery

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:27 (five years ago) link

also if you watch that show long enough you'll realize every single plot is set into motion by a train chugging away from another train two seconds too early and not hearing an important bit of information that would have avoided the whole bloody mess. usually it's like "thomas don't go down that abandoned track" and then thomas merrily steaming away to certain doom.

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:30 (five years ago) link

usually exacerbated by Diesel telling another "steamie" that thomas intends to take his job or something.

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:30 (five years ago) link

I found Day of the Diesels very confusing because I'd seen a bunch of stories with Mavis, Paxton, Dart and Den portrayed as friendly allies to the steam engines so I had no idea why any of them would actively participate in Diesel 10's plan

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:35 (five years ago) link

there are occasionally some kind of sinister genocidal aspects to the Diesels' view of the Steamies imo

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:40 (five years ago) link

when Luke was all excited to go to Sodor you want someone to warn him, it's an island full of whisper campaigns and punishment levied by a single dictatorial figure with a short fuse.

nomar, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:41 (five years ago) link

Things I have on series link on my TV right now:

OJ Simpson thing
Limitless
Line of Duty
The Muppets
Scandal (which I basically hate, but still watch)
Masterchef
Elementary
Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America
Heroes Reborn
Houdini & Doyle

That, plus all the quiz shows (well, The Chase, Pointless, University Challenge and Fifteen to One), Coronation Street and Have I Got News for You and Graham Norton are pretty much it.

And we're still only halfway through season 3 of The Americans, so I need to get back to up to date with that ASAP.

ailsa, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:45 (five years ago) link

Oh, and Scott and Bailey is back tonight, for fans of Sally Wainwright telly.

ailsa, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:47 (five years ago) link

http://www.vulture.com/2016/04/abc-comedy-child-actor-roundtable.html?mid=twitter_vulture

possibly not the right thread for it but a bunch of my favorite current child actors participated in an awesome interview

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:16 (five years ago) link

all those kids are awesome counterexamples to my preconceptions about child actors

down and down we go (art), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:18 (five years ago) link

like i used to absolutely despise children acting in film/television and these kids are all really good at their jobs so now i don't so much. thanks, child actors, for this

down and down we go (art), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:22 (five years ago) link

oh yeah when it comes to what my kids and I watch together it's Portlandia and Worst Cooks in America

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:32 (five years ago) link

Oh, and Scott and Bailey is back tonight, for fans of Sally Wainwright telly.

― ailsa, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:47 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That was the series that went really downhill after she stopped doing the writing.
I think there's 4 seasons where she's in charge, one of which has other people coming in and doing the writing. I think it's season 5 she's stopped altogether and it just seems like a soap or something and not a very good one

Stevolende, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 20:04 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Game of thrones
Star Trek: Voyager
The Americans
Vikings*
Brooklyn Nine Nine
Fear the Walking Dead*
That OJ trial American Crime story thing

*these are shows Ive come to late that the bf watches so ive only seen like 2-3 recent episodes and am slightly lost.

Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. (Trayce), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 04:52 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Gotham
Game of Thrones
Silicon Valley
The Americans
Love
Person of Interest (gets good apparently)

AJD, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:36 (four years ago) link

In order of quality:

The Americans
Full Frontal
Veep
The Detour
Silicon Valley
Inside Amy Schumer (hit and miss but the hits are solid)
Adventure Time (though it feels weaker than it has in years... not much good since the "Egress" episode really)

Also Jeopardy. Always Jeopardy.

Beyond that, Game of Thrones has been just okay to ridiculous and Last Week Tonight has had a month of really unfunny and self-referential episodes.

Dice, Archer and The Carmichael Show are all reasonably diverting but I can't quite get over Carmichael's studio audience laugh track, Dice's WHATTAYAWANT I'M WALKING HERE and Archer's sneering little boy humor.

Still need to watch: Fear of the Walking Dead / The Path / The Girlfriend Experience / Vikings

Upcoming of varying interest: Preacher, Lady Dynamite, Vice Principals, Outcast, The Night Of, Queen of the South, Feed the Beast

ulysses, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:33 (four years ago) link

also: Seasons 2 of Catastrophe (Amazon) and Happy Valley (Netflix) are excellent and Hulu has the original UK "Getting On" so I've been binge watching those as well.
Still going through All in the Family, about two eps a night.

ulysses, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:50 (four years ago) link

detour def has some laughs, good joke abt holding a phone horizontally when shooting video that made me recall ilx

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:11 (four years ago) link

Wait, Full Frontal? I'm going to assume you DONT mean the terrible 90s australian comedy show.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:37 (four years ago) link

full frontal with samantha bee. it's a weekly cable makin' fun of the news show starring a former longtime daily show correspondent. also i think it's the only american late night show whose host is a woman.

Clay, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:40 (four years ago) link

that's the one.

ulysses, Thursday, 19 May 2016 13:19 (four years ago) link

good to see I am the not the only person enjoying the totally OTT but fun Gotham show.

mark e, Thursday, 19 May 2016 13:27 (four years ago) link

The final season of Scott and Bailey was rubbish.

Currently watching:

Limitless (probably my favourite show right now)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (though agree it's losing its way atm)
Elementary
Scandal
Angie Tribeca
Billions

New season of The Americans starts on UK telly tonight, so I'd better get on with season 3.

Only UK TV shows I watch now are panel shows, quiz shows and the increasingly-terrible Coronation Street.

ailsa, Thursday, 19 May 2016 13:43 (four years ago) link

Idk why I can't seem to dig into any hour-long dramas lately, once the NBA playoffs are over hopefully I'll catch up on The Americans, House of Cards, Night Manager, Last Panthers, and the last four or so episodes of Better Call Saul I missed. as of right now though all I'm watching are comdies:

Silicon Valley
Full Frontal
Kimmy Schmidt
Archer
Bob's Burgers
Amy Schumer

evol j, Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:40 (four years ago) link

I really like Gotham this season

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:13 (four years ago) link

Limitless has def become top tier. v smart show. Just finished the double ep finale with the wife last weekend.

Also watching Black Sails due to forks thread, loving that. about halfway through the latest season.

Just wrapped up the latest season of iZombie which is pretty fun.

All caught up for the series finale of Banshee. This season def the worst but still good and gonna miss the show.

Finished the latest Rectify still a great slow show

Game of Thrones is still fun

Finished up The Good Wife which up through season 5 is one of my fav shows ever but really piddled out after that. glad it ended.

Lots to catch up on: Americans s4, Happy Vally s2, Daredevil (altho not hearing good things) s2, Hannibal s3, Leftovers s2

Spottie, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:12 (four years ago) link

imo, fast track hannibal season 3 over everything else on your list

ulysses, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:27 (four years ago) link

alright

Spottie, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:30 (four years ago) link

glad black sails has been treating you well. I think they wrap up season three very well and have the table well set (literally in the final episode!) for A+ Game of Thrones shifting allegiances / internecine warfare for another year or two

ulysses, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:33 (four years ago) link

seems like the kind of show that can sustain a good long run. there's been big reveals but you can always introduce more back story with other characters or bring in new villains and what not.

Spottie, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:35 (four years ago) link

and they're willing to kill major characters and then have them back on irregularly as ghosts which i always think is the best way to handle fanservice vs. lowering the stakes
exhibit a: game of thrones. if you're gonna start resurrecting characters (and at least one more major one is likely on the way based on my understanding of the books, yes?) it becomes hard to give a shit about people being killed or not.

ulysses, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:46 (four years ago) link

aye

Spottie, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:52 (four years ago) link

I really like Gotham this season

its soo dark and nasty, and yet still hugely enjoyable.
i think it's much better than any of the other comic book spin offs that i have seen.
the bloke who play penguin is just fantastic to watch, and pee wee h as his dad was a stroke of casting genius.

mark e, Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:17 (four years ago) link

they are really leaning into the ott character acting now, it's bonkers & fun

the guy who is the riddler is so great, and i freaking love bd wong as the crazy doctor

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:41 (four years ago) link

they are really leaning into the ott character acting now, it's bonkers & fun
the guy who is the riddler is so great, and i freaking love bd wong as the crazy doctor

agreed.
every week i watch it and think this has to start getting lighter with an indication of resolution to the chaos,
but no, they just ramp up the insanity more and more.
i properly love it.

mark e, Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:14 (four years ago) link

this is not an original observation but the sheer volume is quality tv is staggering/ridiculous/certainly untenable

always be charging (rip van wanko), Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:23 (four years ago) link

my shows atm are

gotham
agents of shield
full frontal w sam bee
w kamau bell's united shades of america
vikings
game of thrones
nashville
blacklist*
flash*
*hatewatching

am behind on almost everything because i am mainly just bingeing west wing on netflix and gunsmoke reruns on tivo

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:36 (four years ago) link

xp re 2 much tv

http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/peak-tv-business-c-v-r.html

ulysses, Friday, 20 May 2016 14:27 (four years ago) link

i watched the first ep of limitless and it was terrible.
It's really improved? Somebody wanna sell me on it?

ulysses, Friday, 20 May 2016 16:28 (four years ago) link

Limitless was great from the jump and continues to be great, I suspect the problem is that it doesn't fit your sensibilities and likely never will.

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Friday, 20 May 2016 17:57 (four years ago) link

never saw the pilot tbh. My wife was watching it one night and I jumped on board. Probably a handful of episodes in. It's lightweight fun for the most part but the end of the season really picked up and even got kinda dark.

Spottie, Friday, 20 May 2016 18:05 (four years ago) link

w kamau bell's united shades of america

Didn't know this existed until about a week ago. I don't get CNN anymore (and didn't watch it anyway), but glad to see he's back on tv. First three episodes have been very solid, particularly the prison one.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 20 May 2016 18:07 (four years ago) link

I suspect the problem is that it doesn't fit your sensibilities and likely never will.

thank you for sparing me several hours!

ulysses, Friday, 20 May 2016 18:24 (four years ago) link

xpost

episode 4 on camden police is p good

it errs on the middle-ground a lot but its cnn so you take what you can get, but i really like kamau, love him hosting a show like this

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 May 2016 18:33 (four years ago) link

klan episode was creepy as fuck

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 May 2016 18:34 (four years ago) link

Not watching a lot at the moment but I should mention that, after feeling like I was just going through the motions while watching most of last season, this season of Orphan Black has been legitimately good + gripping + also very funny at times.

Corn Elephant, Jr. (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 May 2016 18:39 (four years ago) link

oh shit i forgot to put orphan black on my list

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 May 2016 19:04 (four years ago) link

I never even watched the entirety of last season of Orphan Black ;_;

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Friday, 20 May 2016 19:43 (four years ago) link

it wasnt my fave

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 May 2016 21:59 (four years ago) link

new season is v dope tho

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 May 2016 21:59 (four years ago) link

Couldn't ever finish the first season of that

Spottie, Friday, 20 May 2016 22:21 (four years ago) link

GOT
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Halt and Catch Fire (just binge-watched the first 5 episodes of S1, love it)
Watch some of Flaked on Netflix, it was dreadful

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Saturday, 21 May 2016 01:13 (four years ago) link

i've tried to get several people into Halt and Catch Fire. I think it's great, especially season 2, but no takers so far.

ryan, Saturday, 21 May 2016 01:22 (four years ago) link

Been wanting to try it

Spottie, Saturday, 21 May 2016 01:24 (four years ago) link

season 2 is phenomenal agreed

Clay, Saturday, 21 May 2016 01:29 (four years ago) link

first episode was atrocious, would really need a tidal wave of interest to engage

ulysses, Saturday, 21 May 2016 02:02 (four years ago) link

I was a big fan of S1 but I lost interest in S2 toward the last third and never finished it.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 21 May 2016 03:46 (four years ago) link

Is no one watching Penny Dreadful anymore?

Wait also, what happened to the Knick? I watched a few of the new season.... is it still going?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 21 May 2016 05:57 (four years ago) link

To explain: we get fuckall of this stuff "properly" in aus (tho I'm sure sic will come and correct me and he may be right) so we just torrent all these shows.

Theres too many. Who has the time?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 21 May 2016 05:59 (four years ago) link

oh yeah halt and catch fire is great - i shotgunned the first two seasons in a few days recently. there's a bit too much mad men-style 'mystery man haunted by his past' in s1 but s2 is really good. the cast is fantastic.

(main prostitute from Game Of Thrones) (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:28 (four years ago) link

Binged on bith seasons of The Hollow Crown. Ben Whishaw great great GREAT as Richard II and then somewhat diminishing returns in the leads moving forward ( Hiddleston as Henry V, Benedict Cumberbund as Richard III). Overall pretty excellent TV Shakespeare.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:55 (four years ago) link

yeah Whishaw is really good in that

didn't know the new ones had been on yet

Number None, Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:58 (four years ago) link

I've been torrenting since am in US and "Richard III" was up yesterday. Not sure when they will air in the US.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 22 May 2016 23:01 (four years ago) link

Cumberbatch does a fine job but he's a li'l bit hammier than I would've liked. The language, though... It's wonderful how these folks make it flow.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 22 May 2016 23:05 (four years ago) link

re: HaCF, s2 is really good. I actually started there and skipped s1 entirely.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 22 May 2016 23:07 (four years ago) link

anyone watch outlander? i was surprised how much i liked the first season, even though the last couple of episodes veered unexpectedly into torture porn

(main prostitute from Game Of Thrones) (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 22 May 2016 23:10 (four years ago) link

shows I intend to watch but have failed to keep up on:

Daredevil (second half of season 1, season 2)
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (s2)
Orphan Black (last season, this season)
Game of Thrones

I am totally up to speed on Thomas & Friends, though! (please send help)

DJP, Monday, 23 May 2016 14:47 (four years ago) link

Yerman diesel is some prick

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Monday, 23 May 2016 14:50 (four years ago) link

Diesel is terrible; this is mitigated by all of the other engines also being terrible

DJP, Monday, 23 May 2016 15:17 (four years ago) link

almost makes u sympathize w/ sir topham hatt

Mordy, Monday, 23 May 2016 15:23 (four years ago) link

You can definitely see why he decided to brick one of them up in a tunnel

DJP, Monday, 23 May 2016 15:31 (four years ago) link

I didn't realise The Fat Controller had been renamed Sir Topham Hatt, political correctness gone mad blah blah

Skarloey ftw

Chicamaw (Ward Fowler), Monday, 23 May 2016 15:37 (four years ago) link

I am totally up to speed on Thomas & Friends, though! (please send help)

― DJP, Monday, May 23, 2016 7:47 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

no no no stop it. anything but thomas

Spottie, Monday, 23 May 2016 16:15 (four years ago) link

is hollow crown on netflix/amazon yet?

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 23 May 2016 17:40 (four years ago) link

Damien Lewis is britishes?? Just found out. Always trips me out when this happens and I feel dumb for never picking up on the accent which has to have broken thru at some point.

Anyway Billions is back and I'll probably watch and no I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

always be charging (rip van wanko), Monday, 23 May 2016 20:51 (four years ago) link

Just discovered seasons 2 and 3 of Silicon Valley are available, so been binge-watching. It is such a treat! s1 wasn't this good iirc, although decent...?

kinder, Monday, 23 May 2016 20:53 (four years ago) link

it took s1 almost the whole season to get cooking

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 23 May 2016 20:55 (four years ago) link

I can't get over how the main guy is a Dreamworks character come to life

kinder, Monday, 23 May 2016 20:58 (four years ago) link

Limitless has been cancelled
:/

Spottie, Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:41 (four years ago) link

Boo :-(

ailsa, Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:08 (four years ago) link

BOO

DJP, Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:23 (four years ago) link

little spurpised they couldnt get one of the netflix/amazons to pick it up. seems like it had a bit of ground swell idk. i guess the DVR numbers were good but live numbers weren't. couldnt compete with the snoozefest NCISs and all those types

Spottie, Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:18 (four years ago) link

Yeah, I'm surprised that a smart little show like that couldn't get picked up, yet Blue Bloods still trundles on, clicheing away.

ailsa, Thursday, 26 May 2016 17:41 (four years ago) link

i guess the DVR numbers were good but live numbers weren't.

Did the people who run the networks pay, like, zero attention when the music industry was ravaged by falling out of step with evolving methods of content delivery?

Wet Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 26 May 2016 17:52 (four years ago) link

CBS always gonna play it safe

Spottie, Thursday, 26 May 2016 18:06 (four years ago) link

daaamn, that sucks

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 26 May 2016 19:19 (four years ago) link

The Night Manager was pretty good, but I thought the pacing was masterful. It was positively laconic for a good stretch and I was like, oh maybe I was mistaken in my belief that this was a spy/intrigue/action thing. Little did I realize I was like the frog in that slowly-heating pot of water.

I Have A Hot Dog Stuck To My Neck (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 May 2016 13:10 (four years ago) link

OK, I got pulled into Lady Dynamite

“But you have a Jaguar!” “Thank you! Actually, I have two. Three, if you count the third one.”

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 30 May 2016 08:11 (four years ago) link

I turned the pilot episode of Lady Dynamite off after 8 minutes. Maybe ill give it a go again cos i like some of maria bamford's stand up

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Monday, 30 May 2016 09:21 (four years ago) link

The pilot felt a little unpenetrable for me because it was so, so different than what I was expecting, but I got into the groove by the second episode.

I Have A Hot Dog Stuck To My Neck (Old Lunch), Monday, 30 May 2016 18:16 (four years ago) link

50% of the time it's hilarious and 50% of the time it is unbearably awkward

Mordy, Monday, 30 May 2016 18:21 (four years ago) link

it's going everywhere all at once. i don't know if i love it or not.

ulysses, Monday, 30 May 2016 18:24 (four years ago) link

the diane voice ep i couldn't even finish it was so painful to watch

Mordy, Monday, 30 May 2016 18:26 (four years ago) link

Anyone who drifted away from Maron is highly encouraged to take another look. I've always liked the show but they made a great decision last season to start veering away from the loose autobio angle. Marc fell hard off the wagon at the end of last season and has been in rehab for most of this season (after a stint of homelessness), and it's been brilliant. Also seek out the last couple from season 3 if you can find them (his talk show meltdown with Ken Marino was horrifying and hilarious).

I Have A Hot Dog Stuck To My Neck (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 17:14 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Knocked out the first two hours of "OJ: Made In America" last night and it's excellent.
Samantha Bee / Jason Jones are straight up killing it right now; The Detour ended great and Full Frontal has become necessary viewing.
Watched the first episode of The Girlfriend Experience and was pleasantly surprised by how solid and non prurient it is. Kinda excited and hopeful.
I appear to have taped 85% of All in the Family. I've watched about three seasons. I may have burnt myself out.
Still good: Amy Schumer, Veep, Silicon Valley, Adventure Time
Still need to have a go at: UnREAL, Outcast, nu-Roots, Casual, The Path, Vikings, Fear the Walking Dead
Coming soon: Mr Robot, Queen of the South
Not that good these days: Last Week Tonight, Game of Thrones

De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:45 (four years ago) link

I watched the first few episodes of veep - is it worth revisiting? Or is that indicative of the show as a whole?

inside, skeletons are always inside, that's obvious. (dowd), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:52 (four years ago) link

veep just gets better and better. this season is the best one yet.

Mordy, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:00 (four years ago) link

I haven't loved this season of veep tbh; also think amy schumer show may be past its expiration date

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:34 (four years ago) link

i'm finding veep pretty consistent from season to season. schumer, as I'm prone to repeatedly saying, is extremely hit and miss but her hits are super solid and she has about a 50% signal to noise ratio so i'm willing to sit through some stinkers.

De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:38 (four years ago) link

Currently streaming Season 1 of unREAL and Season 2 of Banshee; winding down Person of Interest; gonna check out Animal Kingdom.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:47 (four years ago) link

Veep is a weird show. It's often extremely funny, like I LOL more often during an average episode than maybe anything else on TV. Yet watching it is not an altogether pleasant experience because roughly 80% of the characters are basically complete unrepentant assholes. So basically individual lines and moments are often so great yet it kind of wears you down to watch certain characters just shit on other ones relentlessly, episode after episode. And I don't mean Jonah, because he's a dick himself (I'm about five episodes behind but I hear he has an unexpected renaissance coming). But like Mike and Gary and Catherine and Amy (though she can dish it out too) and the nice young guy with the glasses who's basically that Furlong's constant bitchboy.

evol j, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:58 (four years ago) link

the ability to find relentlessly unrepentant assholes' lives interesting is more or less necessary to enjoy the current golden age of teevee... see also breaking bad, better call saul, unreal, silicon valley, the americans, black sails, basically almost every highly acclaimed scripted show on right now!

De La Soul is no Major Lazer (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 16:01 (four years ago) link

i like veep whenever i watch it but i can take or leave it so i often forget that its on

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 16:05 (four years ago) link

from what I've seen of the ones you listed (not Unreal and Black Sails), the main character(s) are anywhere from halfway to very sympathetic, with the exception of the last few seasons of Breaking Bad, and in that case pretty much every major player except Walter was likable to some degree.

evol j, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:46 (four years ago) link

the best comparisons I can make to Veep are probably Archer and (ironically) House. both of those shows kind of wear me down too, though I think Archer's gotten better. don't get me wrong, it's a very bold, ballsy thing to do, especially with Selina being a woman, not sure if there's ever been a show where the protagonist is female and a flaming asshole 98% of the time.

evol j, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 18:51 (four years ago) link

This show... it's a lot of squandered potential but occasionally it is incredible and unlike anything else. In particular, the debuts for each season stand apart in that so far they have all been explorations of desolate landscapes and the insanity of loneliness, and packed with great imagery. This last one just holy shit - airfields full of corpses, cruising around abandoned cities in hazmat suits, paddling across empty oceans. Ballard would surely see it as an homage (or at least some kind of pop culture validation of his obsessions and themes). Unfortunately, after these episodes the show more or less devolves into a much less interesting comedy of manners that only fitfully engages with the much more interesting ideas at its disposal. idk maybe it's a budget thing.

― Οὖτις, Friday, March 18, 2016 2:53 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

had this bookmarked from so long ago, it really nails part of what's great about The Last Man on Earth. unfortunately i never got back to the show after the break. maybe i'll catch up if it ever hits Netflix

Nhex, Sunday, 19 June 2016 02:28 (four years ago) link

btw Angie Tribeca - this show busts my guts and i feel soooo bad about it, it's Police Squad! all over again, so shameless and punny

Nhex, Sunday, 19 June 2016 02:30 (four years ago) link

i wish i liked angie tribeca as much as i liked police squad... there's just something about it that makes the silliness boring to me

a simba man (Will M.), Sunday, 19 June 2016 03:21 (four years ago) link

it's worth restating that the OJ: Made in America documentary is excellent and I say that as someone who lived through it and wished desperately it would go away. This is good filmmaking.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:25 (four years ago) link

so good

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:40 (four years ago) link

Halfway through love it so far

moistest hoist (Spottie), Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:55 (four years ago) link

And I too was fine never hearing about it again in my life.

moistest hoist (Spottie), Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:55 (four years ago) link

i only got half it in Aus, with way less tv coverage & i didnt fully get who he was at the time, like the level of celebrity
over time i've gleaned more & more but this is like a college course in oj 101, it's so *comprehensive*
the contextualization is so good

ie i wasnt aware of the teenage girl that got shot by the korean grocery store worker, stuff like that

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:21 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

First ep of The Night Of was a good watch

Number None, Monday, 4 July 2016 18:10 (four years ago) link

I had to stop it about 15-20 mins in when [SPOILERS I guess] our very dumb hero accidentally stabbed the doomed girl in the hand.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 4 July 2016 18:28 (four years ago) link

_Mordy wrote this on thread Conventional Mealy Mouths: The 2016 Primary Voting Thread, Part 5 on board I Love Everything on 25-May-2016

that argument only makes sense if your self-conceptialization is entirely as a lone independent actor - in which case one solitary vote does not participate in any meaningful way in the political process. however *there is such thing as a society* and we are not just independent actors but part of large collectives of self-interest, identity and affiliation and the only reason why NY is a stable blue state is because there are a whole bunch of "independent actors" who go and vote and make it that. you have to be dripping w/ self-aggrandizement to not understand that your participation in the vote matters not bc you alone get to make the decision but bc /you/ collectively do. i wonder if other countries have this "your vote doesn't matter" argument or if it can only exist in the context of america's radical cult of individualism._

Quarter measures (sunny successor), Thursday, 7 July 2016 12:45 (four years ago) link

I haven't seen it but my wife is raving about some French show called the bureau

Heez, Thursday, 7 July 2016 17:43 (four years ago) link

https://youtube.com/watch?v=WQw3PxYpF1Q

O, Barack: flaws (wins), Thursday, 7 July 2016 17:47 (four years ago) link

^ exactly what i was about to mention haha

a simba man (Will M.), Thursday, 7 July 2016 17:48 (four years ago) link

anybody want to speak for or against "The A Word"? Starts in America in a week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXJvWVl2KKM

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Thursday, 7 July 2016 18:42 (four years ago) link

I think it is very trite and dull shite. Autism is a spectrum condition that also effects women, all racial groups + social classes and they also grow into adults - the cutesy middle class boy with autism causing much hand wringing thing has already been flogged to death.

calzino, Thursday, 7 July 2016 19:07 (four years ago) link

I only saw the end of it and it wasn't very good.

kinder, Thursday, 7 July 2016 19:57 (four years ago) link

mmm. that's what i was afraid of. Just saw "Life, Animated" and it had the same issues: treating the best case scenario like a brave fight against the odds and ignoring the vast majority of diagnosed individuals without the resources or the support necessary just to get by.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Thursday, 7 July 2016 20:28 (four years ago) link

I haven't seen it but my wife is raving about some French show called the bureau

― Heez, Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:43 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i'm gonna guess you mean le bureau des légendes (starring matthieu kassovitz, about an undercover agent coming back to normal life after a stint in syria) rather than the french take on the office (starring françois berléand, lived a very short life).
couldn't agree more about bureau des légendes though, it's really great.

Jibe, Friday, 8 July 2016 08:57 (four years ago) link

I watched the first episode of The A Word and felt no need whatsoever to continue with it. As pointed out, dull, trite, middle-class woe-is-me selfish parental agony bullshit. It might have got better, but I doubt it.

ailsa, Friday, 8 July 2016 10:26 (four years ago) link

I started watching A Very Secret Service (Au Service de la France/Frankreich Gegen den Rest der Welt) over the weekend and soon burned through the whole series as it's absolutely delightful. A sitcom about France's Secret Service of the early 60s and their struggles with colonialism, international relations and France's place in the world, and the changes to France both post-war and the modern age; it's really well made and frequently laugh out loud funny.

At 20 odd minutes an ep (and there are only 12) you owe it to yourself to give at least the first couple a try but even if it's not sticking it's worth going as far as ep 5 (the CIA one).

Horizontal Superman is invulnerable (aldo), Monday, 11 July 2016 14:17 (four years ago) link

Working my way through Nathan For You - the first season was patchy but second is flat out hilarious so far.

chap, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:02 (four years ago) link

He's so off puttingly weird.

Started watching Orphan Black.

Mordy, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:20 (four years ago) link

First ep of The Night Of was a good watch

― Number None, Monday, July 4, 2016 2:10 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Richard Price, John Turturro = I'm in

skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Monday, 11 July 2016 16:31 (four years ago) link

xpost You may have to push through parts of s3 of Orphan Black when you get to it but s4 makes up for it in spades.

Night Jorts (Old Lunch), Monday, 11 July 2016 16:33 (four years ago) link

I thoroughly enjoyed Orphan Black season 1, thoroughly didn't enjoy the hugely sloppy and eliptical s2, haven't watched any more.

chap, Monday, 11 July 2016 17:15 (four years ago) link

same here

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 11 July 2016 17:19 (four years ago) link

yup

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 11 July 2016 17:21 (four years ago) link

Kind of like Casual on Hulu. Not groundbreaking and mildly irritating at times and reminds me a fair amount of Transparent without the trans aspect, but it's watchable.

akm, Monday, 11 July 2016 19:43 (four years ago) link

has anyone watched The Path on Hulu? Saw it pop up on some best TV shows of 2016 list and hadn't even heard of it.

would have thought a new Jason Katims show with Aaron Paul would be getting more buzz

Number None, Monday, 11 July 2016 19:46 (four years ago) link

I watched it. It starts off slow but gets rolling by about episode 3. Definitely worthwhile if you're at all fascinated by cults.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 11 July 2016 19:57 (four years ago) link

First ep of The Night Of was a good watch

― Number None, Monday, July 4, 2016 2:10 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Richard Price, John Turturro = I'm in

― skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Monday, July 11, 2016 12:31 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

watched the first two, its good
somewhat hard to see gandolfini as the turturro role, wonder how much it was changed?
didnt realize its 8 eps, looking fwd to it all summer
detective dennis box is a great character name

johnny crunch, Friday, 22 July 2016 01:03 (four years ago) link

second season of Difficult People clicked for me so I went to Billy in the Street; it's great

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 22 July 2016 01:11 (four years ago) link

Currently catching up on Shameless, which I had mistakenly pegged as Married With Children but with more tits and profanity 'cause cable; turns out it's a surprisingly dark and perceptive comedy-drama about how to survive against all odds, but turns into a show about how living in constant white-trash survival-hustle mode totally fails to prepare you to live among people whose lives have been even incrementally more privileged than yours.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 22 July 2016 01:14 (four years ago) link

Just starting on Stranger Things, The Night Of, and catching up with, of all things, Community.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 22 July 2016 06:31 (four years ago) link

loving The Night Of! first time i've watched a series in real time in a while, and the wait is beautiful and agonizing

skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Friday, 22 July 2016 06:36 (four years ago) link

Trayce I've just been watching s7 of Community. Didn't really feel it although it had some good lols

kinder, Friday, 22 July 2016 12:55 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

damn, The Night Of seriously went off the rails

Number None, Monday, 22 August 2016 21:35 (four years ago) link

I haven't watched the latest ep yet, but despite it being absolutely unconvincing fluff - i've enjoyed it up to now.

calzino, Monday, 22 August 2016 21:43 (four years ago) link

there's one plot thread I'm not too into, but it's otherwise an interesting game that's not any less convincing than most procedurals, especially the really formulaic long-running series that tend to elide some of the ambiguity this show is into

I do keep screaming "the cat! follow the cat! there's a clue there!" at the tv, though

mh, Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:19 (four years ago) link

the gal and i are watching The Wire front to back and just started season 4, so I'm behind on almost everything.
i'm watching episodes of bojack horseman as i fall asleep. it's not very good but i keep trying.

Otherwise, the current and forthcoming ten are:
Difficult People
Billy on the Street
Adam Ruins Everything
Full Frontal
You're the Worst
Eric Andre
PBS Newshour
Inside Comedy

Backlog of the moment includes: Night Of, Mr. Robot, Great British Baking Show, a gazillion american experiences about presidents
Gonna try Gomorrah.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:45 (four years ago) link

The direction of The Night Of has been disappointing, but the characters and performances keep me in it.

chicken lit (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:49 (four years ago) link

Looking forward to the return of You're The Worst soon.

Currently watching Humans on Amazon; it's pretty good, certainly better than Ex Machina.

Also watching season 2 of The Strain on Hulu, because sometimes I like to fill my brain with garbage.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 01:54 (four years ago) link

Season 3 of The Strain starts this weekend!

mh, Tuesday, 23 August 2016 02:07 (four years ago) link

I know; that's why I'm trying to catch up! I'm not sure what the delay period will be between new episodes airing on FX and showing up on Hulu - I think it's eight days, though.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 02:11 (four years ago) link

Are they adding them during the season? afaik fx shows only appear as a complete season much later

mh, Tuesday, 23 August 2016 02:58 (four years ago) link

ohh yay am looking forward to The Strain coming back
it's fun monster candy

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:16 (four years ago) link

i still like The Night Of but yeah the first few eps were very intriguing.

Spottie, Tuesday, 23 August 2016 16:04 (four years ago) link

I caught up on season 2 of halt and catch fire a month or so ago, looking forward to season 3 starting... what, tonight?

a simba man (Will M.), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 16:44 (four years ago) link

The Night Of - good finale. Stone's speech was good, and the kitty on TV cracked me up.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 29 August 2016 05:11 (four years ago) link

I was so glad that they went for a low-key finale, it was looking dicey for a few weeks there.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 29 August 2016 05:33 (four years ago) link

I have finally settled into Braindead & am really enjoying it
It's v silly but I dig it.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 August 2016 16:45 (four years ago) link

just finished up the night of... not really sure what to say about it, enjoyed it on a whole i guess?

Spottie, Monday, 29 August 2016 17:02 (four years ago) link

I really liked the night of, much more than most it seems. I was genuinely moved by the last episode, particularly by how the characters themselves were moved by the prospect of actual innocence.

ryan, Monday, 29 August 2016 17:37 (four years ago) link

(not knowing he's innocent, but somehow believing it)

ryan, Monday, 29 August 2016 17:38 (four years ago) link

agreed. the grayness of the plot and the legal and social limbo that the characters hang in is something that I feel it did well. too many crime/legal drama shows hang on the idea that there's some resolution, but with this show there's the acknowledgment that the nature of life is changing and nothing's resolved, no one is healed, and eventually all you can hope to do is to accept that everything is conflicted. the last scene is the closest we get to outright good and it's played against what could be a really cringe-worthy moment. (no spoilers)

it was really obvious what was going on with john turturro's character but the acknowledgment in the last episode was good

mh 😏, Monday, 29 August 2016 17:55 (four years ago) link

I even think the parts of the last two episodes that most commenters have disdained (no spoilers but if you've seen you know what I mean) weren't set up perfectly but they pointed to something rather poignant about the character and their lack of suitability for the system they are working in.

ryan, Monday, 29 August 2016 18:09 (four years ago) link

critics and commenters seem to have legitimate problems with pace and plotting and preferences about how things should be revealed and combine the two for the sake of creating one "why this show is bad" argument and it annoys me. this show is one case, but it's true of a lot of television.

mh 😏, Monday, 29 August 2016 18:37 (four years ago) link

"I don't like how they did scripted it" and "they didn't actually do this in the plot" are two different things

mh 😏, Monday, 29 August 2016 18:38 (four years ago) link

The Night Of followed the trajectory of immense highs followed by cringeworthy lows similar to Lost or Twin Peaks but was thanfully only limited to a single 8 episode run.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 29 August 2016 19:20 (four years ago) link

^ that's the most "i guess i WILL watch this then" recommendation i've heard for that show yet.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 29 August 2016 19:58 (four years ago) link

lol

Nhex, Monday, 29 August 2016 20:32 (four years ago) link

Trayce I've just been watching s7 of Community. Didn't really feel it although it had some good lols

Community has 7 seasons???

Quarter measures (sunny successor), Tuesday, 30 August 2016 02:57 (four years ago) link

anyone catch Gomorrah?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 4 September 2016 15:12 (four years ago) link

yeah i watched both seasons, very stylish and violent fun. An improvement on the overrated movie imo.

calzino, Sunday, 4 September 2016 15:28 (four years ago) link

Watching on a weekly basis: Difficult People, You're the Worst (First ep of season three was excellent!), Eric Andre, PBS Newshour, reruns of Billy on the Street, Adam Ruins Everything, Inside Comedy, The Wire (finally finishing season 5; got through what I think is my fourth rewatch of the whole series this summer... gf's first time through)

Sorta kinda embarrassedly but still consistently watching if I'm being honest: Last Week Tonight, Hard Knocks, Vice Principals, Tonight Show, Late Show, Conan, Kimmel, Any Given Sunday

Accumulating/accumulated more or less a full current season and am beginning to wonder if I'm gonna get around to it once I finally finish rewatching season 5 of The Wire: Mr. Robot, The Night Of, The Great British Baking Show, Roots

Back on shortly and sure to be in regular rotation: Full Frontal, NFL, Jeopardy, Adventure Time, Frontline, Inside the NFL

Back on shortly and I suppose I'll watch an episode or two to see if it's any better: Masters of Sex

New shows (or shows I'm opting into this season) that i have added to season pass to be taped: Superstore, Gomorrah, Atlanta, Queen Sugar, Better Things, Loosely Exactly Nicole, Mary and Jane, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Quarry, Son of Zorn, High Maintenance, Legends of Chamberlain Heights, High Maintenance, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show On Earth, The Good Place, Westworld No Tomorrow, Divorce, Insecure

Top twenty or so films/docs waiting to be watched: Fast Workers (Tod Browning), Sawdust and Tinsel (Bergman), In the Heart of the Sea, Contempt (Godard), Spirits of the Dead (Fellini), Brooklyn, King George, Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks, Meet the Donors, 5 episodes of American Experience on US Presidents, Three Extremes, 5 films from TCMs Pioneers of African-American Cinema series

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 4 September 2016 16:48 (four years ago) link

Oh, forgot the pile of netflix and amazon and hulu shows on the way as well, most prominently:
One Mississippi, Fleabag, Crisis in Six Scenes, Transparent, Luke Cage... and we gotta retry Jessica Jones and tackle s.2 of Daredevil yet

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 4 September 2016 16:50 (four years ago) link

re netflix: just finished new bojack season, thought it was great. watched stranger things just like everyone else. watched 3rd season of magi and liked this enough to go back to first season which i've never seen. SHINDOBATTO!

re the other network i watch: catching up on all the steven universes i fell behind on (that show is great), eric andre, new brad neely is... ok, embarrassed to admit i've been watching MDE: WP.

bailed on UNREAL after the shooting ep. bailed on Mr. Robot after s02e01.

Mordy, Sunday, 4 September 2016 16:55 (four years ago) link

i finished the first season of bojack, still not sure what everyone's raving about. Amy Sedaris makes everything better of course. Is it notably better in season two?
Stranger Things is now deep backlog.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 4 September 2016 17:12 (four years ago) link

iirc i liked bojack from the beginning so if it hasn't clicked for you it might not - but that said the second and third seasons are substantial improvements

Mordy, Sunday, 4 September 2016 17:14 (four years ago) link

i was lured into it (after watching the first ep when it first aired and hating it) after the ridiculous cultural acclaim but i remain confused.
thus far it feels like a half-step up from American Dad and that's a hell of a low bar.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 4 September 2016 17:15 (four years ago) link

bailed on Mr. Robot after s02e01.

Excellent choice.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 4 September 2016 17:22 (four years ago) link

i was lured into it (after watching the first ep when it first aired and hating it) after the ridiculous cultural acclaim but i remain confused.
thus far it feels like a half-step up from American Dad and that's a hell of a low bar.

s2 is where the show really locks into place, the acclaim will seem way less dissonant when you finish that one imo

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:13 (four years ago) link

ctrl-f "last chance U"

self-clowning cozen of ILX (cozen), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:15 (four years ago) link

although both it and you're the worst have made me permanently tired @ "this show nails depression" thinkpieces

(you're the worst does it better than bojack imo, bojack relies upon a lot of "oh this is what's happening to me mentally right now" exposition)

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:15 (four years ago) link

xpost

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:15 (four years ago) link

genuinely surprised that difficult people is supposed to be good, one of the worst first episodes I've ever suffered through

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:16 (four years ago) link

i've seen a lot of the bojack is about depression think pieces but while i think that's present it's more about the malaise + vapidity of american culture and the numbing, alienating effect it produces in ppl horses

Mordy, Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:17 (four years ago) link

i like difficult people a lot! it should be noted that the humor that works for me with it is both nycentric and queer.... kinda the same as what the first / second seasons of Girls and Broad City did for me.

I will say that the bojack acid trip episode was surprisingly good. If the second season lives up to that promise, I could see wanting to continue.

You're the Worst is super good and super smart imo. I will probably try the mascot netflix show too.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 4 September 2016 18:50 (four years ago) link

it's more about the malaise + vapidity of american culture and the numbing, alienating effect it produces in ppl horses

this is a great obvservation

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 September 2016 22:39 (four years ago) link

Masters of Sex season premiere is streaming online now, airs on TV in one week - just watched it and it's good in all the same ways the show's been good thus far, and bad in all the same ways it's been bad thus far (still waiting for Libby Masters to get run over by a garbage truck).

Looking forward to the season premiere of Shameless - binged that one this summer and was extremely pleasantly surprised by it.

Not at all sure I'll watch season 3 of Empire; might check in on the premiere just to see who died in the cliffhanger finale.

Want to see Pamela Adlon's new thing on FX, and Atlanta, and season 3 of You're The Worst, but not sure I want to pay for any/all of them (via Amazon).

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 4 September 2016 23:46 (four years ago) link

I thought "The Night Of" had its own thread?

"Show Me A Hero" got one FFS - "It's essentially a six hour lecture on zoning regulations" - David Simon's Show Me A Hero

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Monday, 5 September 2016 01:26 (four years ago) link

Braindead is fun but very obviously doomed, it's like the Kings got so bored from 7 years of making a hit show that they decided to make a really oddball one they knew would appeal to almost no one.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 5 September 2016 03:40 (four years ago) link

i love aaron tveit so much i would watch him eat cereal

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 September 2016 04:58 (four years ago) link

The Night Of's implosion was epic

pinkhushpuppies (rip van wanko), Monday, 5 September 2016 08:24 (four years ago) link

SIN BAD

Number None, Monday, 5 September 2016 09:57 (four years ago) link

Aside from The Wanderers, all the Richard Price novels I've read (Lush Life, Samaritan, The Whites) have had really unconvincing endings, so I guess that's a Price specialty. But they're terrific up until those points.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 5 September 2016 10:44 (four years ago) link

Yeah, it wasn't just about the ending though. It started losing the plot around episode 3

Number None, Monday, 5 September 2016 11:26 (four years ago) link

Agreed - once Omar turned up, the prison stuff got theatrical and silly quite fast. Still - I super enjoyed it! Just dialled my expectations down a bit. In retrospect the whole show was pretty trope-y from the moment the girl gets into the cab.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 5 September 2016 11:57 (four years ago) link

And I like that Price is unfraid to try daft things (the undertaker, the itching, the cat stuff) and seeing where they lead (if not always to successful places)

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 5 September 2016 12:04 (four years ago) link

Yeah, there's generally at least one bizarre character trait/subplot in his books

Number None, Monday, 5 September 2016 12:07 (four years ago) link

haha okay we're halfway through the last episode of The Night Of and lol wtf is even happening

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 01:06 (four years ago) link

I actually thought the last episode was fine.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 01:07 (four years ago) link

poor john turturro, poor unwanted cat! also this show is taking FOREVER

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 01:56 (four years ago) link

will somebody tell me if rizzoli and isles finally do it in the series finale

j., Tuesday, 6 September 2016 02:05 (four years ago) link

give 'er the ol' rizzoli, m i rit

(i have no idea what rizzoli and isles is about and a quick google suggests i should probably not hit submit but since when has that stopped me, #postsVMIcharacter #solitarypoststhatsumupilx #patriarchy)

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 02:57 (four years ago) link

last ep of The Night Of was my favorite of the series and, in some ways, redescribes the show as a whole as not about "justice" but the presumption of innocence (a "feeling" as Stone says) in a really moving way, i thought. kinda baffled why people think it shit the bed somehow.

ryan, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 03:22 (four years ago) link

single female lawyer losing her damn mind
retired cop chasing down one last lead
all so we can get to a ...hung jury
it wasn't bad per se but definitely sort of a "and all the details...don't actually matter" letdown after the incredibly well tuned first half of the series - and no bonus points for dragging it all way the fuck out

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 03:27 (four years ago) link

does the r+i romance ever go beyond subtext / fan shipping?

Mordy, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 03:43 (four years ago) link

that seems to be an ontological question

j., Tuesday, 6 September 2016 03:48 (four years ago) link

lol, after the scene in Narcos when Escobar's henchman says "the wood is too wet to burn boss" you just know he is going to be burning a big stack of money next.

calzino, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 09:05 (four years ago) link

Watched the first two episodes of Narcos s2 last night after enjoying s1 a lot in a trashy way, but it seems to be literally more of the same and rather tired now. Though I did love Pablo's jumpers/sweaters.

chap, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 11:24 (four years ago) link

has anyone watched "the kettering incident"? my friend just recommended it to me

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 14:36 (four years ago) link

Season 2 of Narcos gets very compelling from about ep 4 onwards, it is still basically trash - but an improvement on S1 imo.

calzino, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:55 (four years ago) link

the exploitative nature of that show makes it kind of unwatchable for me but i guess you could levy the same complaint at breaking bad

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 21:58 (four years ago) link

Amazon is showing the first episode of Better Things for free, so I checked it out. Won't be watching again. The actress stuff is really good, and they got a bunch of terrific people for one- or two-line cameos, but the mom stuff sinks it, mostly because the teenage daughter is unbearable.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:52 (four years ago) link

First episode of Donald Glover's new show Atlanta is incredibly promising.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:07 (four years ago) link

Yeah, I've seen the first two and thought it was excellent.

Quite enjoyed Better Things too, even though it could basically have been a Louis spin off

groovypanda, Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:38 (four years ago) link

idk why I expected Quarry to be a serious crime drama - it's ott Jim Thompson pulp

Wes Brodicus, Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:52 (four years ago) link

on balance i enjoyed the series, but the lawyering in the Night Of was just so OTT ridiculous. Law & Order court scenes are more realistic.

serge thoroughgoods (will), Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:56 (four years ago) link

Atlanta is fun as hell. looking forward to the rest of it.

serge thoroughgoods (will), Sunday, 11 September 2016 19:56 (four years ago) link

For future ref, I already started an Atlanta thread: Donald Glover's FX dramedy ATLANTA

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:59 (four years ago) link

i binged all of One Mississippi. It's risky and interesting but somehow a bit underachieving. I love Tig but she's not got a lot of range as an actor.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:02 (four years ago) link

haven't watched Atlanta. is it just me, or are the commercials really inspired by the old High Maintenance promos?

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:18 (four years ago) link

Guys why isn't there a "You're the Worst" thread?! IT IS REALLY FUCKING GOOD.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:31 (four years ago) link

That said, I have not seen any of this season but watched the first two seasons in about a week and will absolutely watch all 3 new eps tonight.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:31 (four years ago) link

I like it

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:33 (four years ago) link

genuinely surprised that difficult people is supposed to be good, one of the worst first episodes I've ever suffered through

― who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, September 4, 2016 2:16 PM (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

IMO it gets better as it goes on and there are certain things you just have to ignore (like how the lady who played Precious but whose real name I can't remember right now is awful in that role and how the little twink is unbearable).

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:34 (four years ago) link

x-post - I haven't liked a show that much in a lont time except for maybe broad city but obviously that's much lighter. You're the worst is just really smart and well written and feels very real to me. Hate Linzer's sister though. SHE is the worst.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:35 (four years ago) link

I mean - I can't even stand her face. There's just something extremely irritating about her . . . everything.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:36 (four years ago) link

imo her interactions with her husband redeem her

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:38 (four years ago) link

not as a person, but as a comedic character

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:38 (four years ago) link

hmmmmm

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:40 (four years ago) link

god he's a fucking tool

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:40 (four years ago) link

tbf he was born dead

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:40 (four years ago) link

but I will bear that in mind as I watch the next few eps and get back to you on this issue

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:40 (four years ago) link

he was addicted to being financially dominated lol

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:42 (four years ago) link

ok that WAS was pretty amusing

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:43 (four years ago) link

i love Youre The Worst so much

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:16 (four years ago) link

is it currently on TV? i don't know but we just watched the first ep of Crazy Ex Girlfriend last night and it is REALLY GOOD

is the new pamela adlon show any good?

I cry, and watch my DivX's of Brass Eye to console myself.... (stevie), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:26 (four years ago) link

One episode in, I'd say yes but the litmus test is "did you like louie?"

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 13:42 (four years ago) link

x-post - I liked Crazy Ex at first but wound up HATING it after a handful of episodes. You're the Worst Season 3 is currently on but the first two seasons are on Hulu.

Ulysses otm about the Pam Adlon show from someone also one ep in.

I am having a terrible bout of insomnia right now hence all the binge watching.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:06 (four years ago) link

I've just finished the first series of You're The Worst, which is currently showing in the UK on obscure channel 5STAR. Straight into my ten favourite shows, no question, and that's before getting into series 2 which seems to have been the point at which everyone started raving about it in my line of vision. Must seek out the second series ASAP because I've no idea when that's airing over here and I need to see it. Like, now.

It shouldn't be this great - smart-ass couple fail to commit, both have kooky sidekick best friends, so far so sitcom cliche - but it really is.

ailsa, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:04 (four years ago) link

imo second season goes into a slightly different direction but is also good, and the third is building on that pretty well

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:06 (four years ago) link

I'm also curious how actual british people feel about the episode where Jimmy's family visits :)

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:07 (four years ago) link

Oh, I've had spoilers galore about the direction season 2 goes in, hence why I wanted to check it out. But I love it in and of itself thus far.

ailsa, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:08 (four years ago) link

xpost - is it worse than Daphne's family in Frasier?

ailsa, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:10 (four years ago) link

they visit but just want to sit on his couch, watch eurovision, and chain smoke

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:16 (four years ago) link

They're just really stereotypically chavy.

Watched the 3 new eps last night. Still good. I kind of love Lindsay even though she's obviously a terrible person and I might have been a little harsh on her brother-in-law. So, the other thing I'm watching right now is OITNB. Hadn't mentioned it here because I'm like 3 years behind on that one but I got excited when I saw that Poussey is Grethen's new therapist.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:09 (four years ago) link

the bit where Jimmy's sister thinks her grocery store coworkers back home have been telling her tall tales about american stores, only to find out the vegetable misting w/thunder noises is real, is great

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:11 (four years ago) link

dammit it sounds good but Demand5 only has from ep3.

kinder, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:19 (four years ago) link

You'll get the gist from there.

ailsa, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:49 (four years ago) link

Just found a couple of versions of YTW series 1 on Pirate Bay. Not sure if there's a 2 there taht isn't massive.
Also just found the Web series of High maintenance, at least up to 2014.

JUst finished The Night Of tonight. Where do I know the Indian lawyer from, is she the girl from lucky Man?
saw Riz on Jonathon Ross over the weekend, hadn't realised he was a British rapper until I saw that.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 21:54 (four years ago) link

Yes, Lucky Man

ailsa, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 22:05 (four years ago) link

The song at the end of YTW s3e2 is so good. Lina Tullgren, "Grace."

Feels weird how emotionally invested I am with everyone but Lindsay/hubby (who are still funny but Lindsay isn't as humanized for now) for what started out as a shitty people/shitty things sitcom.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 22 September 2016 04:40 (four years ago) link

Jimmy's face at the end of ep 3 was so beautifully acted, this show always catches me by surprise in the small moments

also the stupid doctor playing taps on harmonica cracked me up

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 22 September 2016 05:04 (four years ago) link

watched eps 3 and 4, ep 3 was weird and the guy just reminded me of Will from the Inbetweeners
but 4 was better. I don't get who anyone is yet. And it's only 20 minutes long!
Crazy ex-g is way better ayooooo

kinder, Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:02 (four years ago) link

Glad to see all the love for "You're The Worst". Season 2 had one of the most masterful portraits of depression on TV bar none.

Ross, Friday, 23 September 2016 02:24 (four years ago) link

I think I'm gonna watch this new ABC show Notorious for a few more episodes. It seems like my kind of garbage.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 23 September 2016 02:33 (four years ago) link

pleasantly surprised by the quality of Easy (Netflix), the scenarios/dialogue feel pretty natural. Has there been any discussion of the show here?

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 25 September 2016 16:13 (four years ago) link

Watched so many pilots this week

Pitch: loved it. Great first ep. I'm in.

The Exorcist: surprisingly cinematic. Pilot is a bit too piloty but I liked it overal

Designated Surivor: zzzz, resultant paste of every president-y tv show ever. Keifer looks good in NASA glasses tho.

MacGyver: DNW. So fucking boring and dumb. Avoid like plague & watch Burn Notice reruns instead.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:52 (four years ago) link

I watched three eps of Easy and hated the second and third. I don't get the appeal of Swanberg's stuff at all.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:55 (four years ago) link

Swanberg's steez annoys the shit of me.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:58 (four years ago) link

*out of me

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:59 (four years ago) link

I quite liked Happy Christmas and Drinking Buddies but I'm pretty sure those coasted on actors I liked rather than anything Swanberg did. This time it doesn't look strong on actors I like so I don't have high hopes.

Talky indie romantic things are completely hit or miss these days whether it's Swanberg or the Duplass Bros or Lynn Shelton.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:09 (four years ago) link

I might stick with The Exorcist for a little while. Most of the horror stuff was TV cheesy, but when the sister was lurching across the attic it really creeped me out in a good way.

Will definitely give Designated Survivor a few more episodes.

The season premiere of Shameless is streaming online now (I have Showtime through Hulu); the broadcast premiere date is 10/2. Just watched it - it's a strong start.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:09 (four years ago) link

i guess no one but me is watching Halt and Catch Fire?

ryan, Sunday, 25 September 2016 20:50 (four years ago) link

Fleabag is now available in the US via Amazon. Inter