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Which television shows are you watching? Series 4

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Takhisis, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Synsensa

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    Spoilers dawg
     
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    My bad

    In my mind the drama I wrote about was so milquetoast that I didn't even see it as a spoiler.
     
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    Has anyone seen Atypical? What do you think? I hate it but I don't want to trigger anyone so I won't go to into other than to say the main character is completely unsympathetic in any way.

    Kim's Convenience on the other hand is the feelgood comedy I really need in my life. I love it.
     
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    I have Atypical on my list but haven't mustered up the motivation to try it yet. It's a Netflix comedy, right? Those are really shaky. The main characters often end up totally unlikable and that kills the rest of the show for me.

    Also, yes, Kim's Convenience is fantastic. Canadian media at its finest.
     
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    I think Atypical is a Netflix drama and yes, the main characters are 100% unlikable. All of them, the entire lot, but most especially the autistic main character. I don't profess a deep understanding of the autism spectrum so I don't want to offend people by offering up a deep dive analysis of his character but he's basically an irredeemable asshat that is indulged in his asshattery because of his condition. He's like Sheldon without being funny. Well, I know Sheldon (and that entire show) is often derided for not being funny but at least they try. If Atypical is considered a comedy then Netflix needs to reassess what a comedy is.
     
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    Turns out I didn't need to rewatch the first season of Knightfall. I watched the season recap and it unlocked my memories about it, so I jumped right into the second season. Really good, and it even had Mark Hamill. 8.5/10.

    Storyline from IMDB, for those unaware: "Knightfall chronicles the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades. It delves into the great secrets protected by the Templars and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that help sustain these warriors on the battlefield, and the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the world's psyche."
     
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    I'm watching Bordertown S 1. It's a Finnish murder mystery mystery. Subtitled. I'm enjoying it despite it being filmed in a cold snowy place. The town is close to the Russian border and espionage is part of the game. Lots of bodies, dead and otherwise. It is on Netflix.
     
  8. Synsensa

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    one episode in and i really despise the mother
     
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    Narrator:
    She gets worse
     
  10. Synsensa

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    bruh

    how does she have the AUDACITY
     
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    Took me a while to get into the headspace for it (mainly just been watching repeats of boring but comfortable comedy shows, or whatever. Life's a bit of a slog sometimes, you know?), but finally into Season 2 of Altered Carbon, on the back of finishing Sabrina (the Chilling Adventures of) Part 3.

    I liked Season 1 a lot, but man Season 2 is all kinds of different already. Loving it. Three episodes in so far.
     
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    Watching Dorohedoro, the story and the theme can be kind a disturbing, post apocalyptic is not really my favorite theme especially one that corporate extreme gore, however I like the character, the protagonist and the antagonist non of them are intrinsically good or evil, and I like how everybody have a reason on being who they are, you learn to like the character from both side of the camp.

     
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    Yeah it's almost like a completely different show. It's not bad but it's definitely different.
     
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    @hobbsyoyo - yeah! Even the callbacks and twists I've seen so far have been approached in a completely different tone (more exploitation and regret, and exploitation of that regret), and in particular Kovacs' voice-over comes across differently. It's not just Mackie being cast in the role, it's tonally different.

    @haroon - Dorohedoro is fantastic, and I need to pick the manga back up (bit of a non-thread thing, but I've seen very good reports of the animated adaptation).
     
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    It hooked me from the very beginning, and just keep me in with its humor and character development, it's amazing noting that I really steer away from a "Mad Max" like theme-it's just to bleak for me, however this show even nailed someone who is out from their target market like me.
     
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    Just finished season 3 of Killing Eve. While season 3 was probably not the best season, I was quite satisfied with the final episode.
     
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    I am nearly on the third season now (short episodes and short seasons) and I have to say, I disagree with you.

    The mother, yes, is irredeemable. I despise her. But the other main characters are pretty good!

    I think the issue you're facing with Sam is

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    mismanagement of his condition. You can blame his mom for this, and partly his dad. Neither of them have tried to teach him adaptation so he's never been in a position of being able to truly empathize or communicate. Isolated/non-socialized treatment really is Just Like That. Symptom management is important but it has a natural limit if you don't also teach the person how to function and adapt to their limitations.
     
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    Space Patrol.
    Gave up after 15 minutes - it's awful despite the good cast.
     
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    I just watched the first 2 episodes of this (why? I'm anyways rotting my brain with Netflix, might as well participate in the discussion), and I think I'm agreeing with you.
    The mom doesn't seem to be nice, but the rest of the characters seem to be "normal"/as expected to me.
    But that's not based on much, and I agree with hobbs, that this doesn't exactly qualify as comedy.
     
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    It is probably more drama than comedy. I can usually get a laugh once or twice out of every episode but I wouldn't say it's specifically funny. Kind of like a more focused Parenthood.
     

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