Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by the ob, Jun 5, 2010.
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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.
Westworld, season two finale. Compares well with The Matrix (could almost be prologue) and Black Mirror.
Trinity? Agent Smith?
Loved sci-fi in the seventies. The old movie's a hoot. Recommend rewatching.
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.
Make sure you've got tissues handy, it can be a real rollercoaster sometimes watching their recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Netflix: Cooking on High...
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.
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...
...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....
If you liked that, you'll love this
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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Preacher.....one of my current favorites. Some laugh out loud stuff going on in there.
Westworld and Supernatural, as always.
Season 2 of Luke Cage. Dope music
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.****
Recommended it after episode 2 and can't wait for #5 this weekend. If you like that series, try Patrck Melrose
Loudermilk was good through the whole first season. Definitely recommend this show to anyone with a cynical outlook on things.
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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
^^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.
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.
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!
Anybody watching “Better Call Saul?” I’ve been getting caught up on Demand. Tonight a new episode.
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