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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2019, 07:33:51 AM »
I saw 'Knives Out' (2019, Rian Johnson) and really liked it. It was pure delight.


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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #91 on: January 05, 2020, 03:38:14 PM »
Just watching “The Crown” on Netflix and it keeps getting better through the seasons. I am in the middle of season 3 and it is exceptional well made TV.

Is it soapy with exaggerated overacting?

I've recently watched, again, Ken Burns' The Civil War. Fantastic, as always.

The Expansion season 4 and The Witcher are coming soon, looking forward to both.

I don’t think “The Crown” has any overacting, I found the acting exquisite. It’s a bit like Downton Abbey in a way, except all the characters and events are real.

The season 1 was slow at times and I almost thought I would skip and look for something else, but Season 2 and especially Season 3 got better and better.


Speaking of the UK, I just finished watching all 3 seasons of "Harlots" on Hulu.   Good show.

If you like UK stuff I would highly recommend "Endeavor" and "Inspector Lewis." Excellent acting, great character development. Endeavor tends to have a little bit too complicated plots, but the best characters and acting.

Fleabag is great too, on Amazon Prime Video.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2020, 10:44:19 AM »
I recently found Poldark on Amazon Prime and have been enjoying it. One of the main plot lines is the development of a copper mine in the early 1800s. Even then mining was a brutally capital intensive venture which sets the stage for many of the show's subplots.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2020, 12:57:48 PM »
Just finished the first season of Hajime No Ippo, which is a Japanese manga/anime about amateur boxing. Not the deepest stuff ever but if you are into combat sports it's great for the gym. You can find the first season on youtube which makes it convenient to watch.
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #94 on: January 27, 2020, 08:04:02 AM »
I signed up for the Disney+ free trial this weekend to start watching The Mandalorian.   I watched 6 episodes so far and I'm really enjoying it.  I'm not sure that I'll keep Disney+ after my free trial period, but I highly recommend signing up to watch that one show.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2020, 08:07:17 AM »
I'm almost done with season 1 of 'The Crown' (Netflix). I'm enjoying it more than I expected, especially since I have no pre-existing interest in the British monarchy.

The production values on that show are basically as high as anything I've seen. The writing and acting are very good. Some episodes are better than others, but none have been bad, IMO. I quite enjoyed the plotline about Churchill's portrait, those who have seen it know what I mean.

Haven't seen other seasons yet, don't know how good they are. I know that as time moves forward they change actors. Hopefully they're as good as the first batch.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2020, 08:27:27 AM »
Lots of good stuff streaming nowadays, but I'm currently very into a show that was recommended to me by a friend who used to work at NASA:   The Expanse. 

(snap shot:  The Earth is run by the U.N., Mars is independent and Militarized and their is was brewing over control of the settlements in the outer asteroid belt). It's very dark, like Battlestar Galactica (also a favorite).
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2020, 08:28:59 AM »
I just wrapped up The Expanse. Really enjoyed it - definitely had some Battlestar Gllactica vibes
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2020, 09:49:43 AM »
Just finished "Unauthorized Living"  it is a Netflix original based in Spain.  You can set the audio to English, so you don't need to turn on subtitles.  It was excellent.  The best show I've seen lately.

Just finished it. I watched it because of your post and I totally agree with you! Great recommendation.

There is now a season 2 of Unauthorized Living on Netflix.  I just finished it, both seasons are excellent.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #99 on: February 07, 2020, 10:56:09 AM »
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