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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by the ob, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. crawdad

    crawdad floatin

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  2. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    For dark, eccentric British humour : Flowers.
     
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  3. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Probably nobody else likes this TV show. It’s on National Geographic. I love watching Dr. Pol. He is a vet in Michigan who is originally from the Netherlands. He’s been a vet for over 30 years. It’s a reality show about a veterinarian clinic who deal with large and small animals. He and a couple of other vets go out on calls at farms as well as treating animals at their clinic. It’s just a feel good show for me. It helps with anxiety.
     
  4. Accept

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    Westworld, season two finale. Compares well with The Matrix (could almost be prologue) and Black Mirror.

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    Trinity? Agent Smith?

    Loved sci-fi in the seventies. The old movie's a hoot. Recommend rewatching.
     
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  5. Hippie

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    We have a show on Channel 4 in the UK called The Supervet which follows events at Fitzpatrick referrals where vet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick performs some amazing veterinary surgery.
    https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-supervet
    Make sure you've got tissues handy, it can be a real rollercoaster sometimes watching their recovery.
     
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  6. wkndwarrior

    wkndwarrior Active Member

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    They hit that perfect balance of leaving out enough details to let your mind wander but not so much that there are huge holes or things glossed over. I love how I am not exactly sure what timeline I am on (but I also feel like I am not supposed to and it will be revealed). It was a hard season to take 1.5+ years off from the original story without re-watching though.
     
  7. Accept

    Accept Well-Known Member

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    In this finale, the story appears to resolve most of its puzzles. Of course, it poses new ones in the after-the-credits teaser. Might re-watch from the beginning, now that it all makes sense.

    It's also a remarkably beautiful episode, both words and images.
     
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    Helios Well-Known Member

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    Westworld finale raised more questions after the stinger/credits, we shall see?! Does anyone on here like watching the Discovery Show "How its made"? I don't know but when I vape some times I just binge watch.
     
  9. seaofgreens

    seaofgreens My Mind Is Free

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    Netflix: Cooking on High... :shrug:
     
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  10. nosmoking

    nosmoking Fogmonger

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    This was a total miss. Who are these people and what is this show about? Its not really much of a competition. The only thing good about this show is when they give a little weed101 lesson.
     
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  11. Hammahead

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    As to the greatest series of all times, of course The Wire and The Sopranos must be mentioned, but one certain show tends to be missed out: Six Feet Under, which I believe is one of the most wholesome of all shows and it's got an angle that really every one can relate to, a normal, slightly dysfunctional family setting. It's been Michael C. Halls (Dexter) first major appearance, and it's so full of true emotions and wisdom, I can't recommend it enough.

    This year I've come across two new series that raised the benchmarks in terms of absolute, merciless honesty, great writing and not-of-this-earth acting: Patrick Melrose (recently finished) and just now, Sharp Objects. A wide range of all sorts of unresolved, past family abuse and a more than unstable present for the protagonists, having to deal with very demanding matters.

    A bit on the lighter side while still pretty deep: the latest Dirk Gently adaptation, co(?)-starring - once again - Elijah Wood. Truly mind boggling...
     
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  12. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu they say im crazy but i have a good time

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    ...this is an english program... i had to download the first 3 seasons (not sure if more now)... it's funnier than fuck! reminds me a lot of growing up....

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    a great serie stupidly canceled after only one season was "Terriers" starring Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James
    there's the pilot on youtube (strange reduced video format...)
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    A great classic comedy for me is "Black Books" (from Gary Linehan, the guys who created the original UK serie The It crowd) with the great Dylan Moran as a misanthropic bookshop owner.
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Preacher.....one of my current favorites. Some laugh out loud stuff going on in there.
     
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  16. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    Westworld and Supernatural, as always.
     
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    Season 2 of Luke Cage. Dope music :nod:
     
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  18. Silver420Surfer

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    Sharp Objects by the same author as "Gone Girl", but definitely a bit darker. If you have read any of my suggestions here(or in the Neflixxing thread) you'll know I appreciate well developed characters and strong storyline and this show checks them both off for me.

    ****Check it out but be warned for those with any mental issues, it could trigger some negative associations so please be forewarned.****
     
  19. Hammahead

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    Recommended it after episode 2 and can't wait for #5 this weekend. If you like that series, try Patrck Melrose
     
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    withoutbliss Accessory Maker

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    Loudermilk was good through the whole first season. Definitely recommend this show to anyone with a cynical outlook on things.

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  21. Ricardo

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    I'm really liking Sharp Objects on HBO based on the Gyllian (sp? - sure don't look right) Flynn novel. I love good TV but I'm not up to speed on actors writers, showrunners etc., but I think it's the same crowd that made Big Little Lies. There are similarities but this is much darker :tup:
     
  22. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    ^^this!! Just two episodes left, what am I gonna do after that? Seriously, not many formats have ever touched me that deeply and I'm not even personally concerned. Many of the people interested in series I know on- and offline are sort of *meh* about it, mainly because "there's nothing really happening" and because it's "so repetitive" with Camilles drinking and her flashbacks and all, but that's kind of the point, innit? I love how exactly that let's me kind of walk in her shoes for a while. True art.
     
  23. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Also, there have been a shed load of TV shows with a very heavy handed feminist angle (which I have no problem with but come on, The Handmaid's Tale - not all men are bad and not all women are good). With Sharp Objects everyone has flaws and good points. Also, it's not a straightforward whodunit, it's all about character. (But I really want to know who, or who plural did it...) I also prefer the old-fashioned episode a week system.
     
  24. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes tripping off the beauty of it all

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    I just discovered Magic for Humans, it’s a Netflix original series. I’m having my mind blown and laughing my ass off at the same time, it’s great!
     
  25. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Anybody watching “Better Call Saul?” I’ve been getting caught up on Demand. Tonight a new episode.


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