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artu
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posted January 19, 2014 08:12 PM

Corribus said:
I'm watching the 3rd (and final) season of Spartacus (War of the Damned) and I have to say it's pretty fine television. It's a shame more people can't get past their preconceptions about it being little more than graphic violence and T&A. Yeah, it's got that in spades, and sometimes (ok a lot of times) it crosses the border into excessive. On the other hand, the production values are incredible and the writing/acting/script is top notch. I'm amazed at what the producers have been able to eek out of a television budget.

It was definitely fun to watch but do you think it captured the spirit of its time (like Rome did for example)? I'm not talking about historical accuracy, do you think for instance, a gladiator such as Crixus would let her woman fight in the battlefield like that, or would he had considered such an act, an insult to his manhood.  Such relations dont even exist in the movies from1950's.  The gore was a choice of style, it doesnt have to be realistic, sure, but when I watch period pieces I expect the characters to behave according to their time's values and morals. If not, I can still have fun but I take the project less seriously and treat it like a fantasy world.  The historical background becomes just a decor in such cases.  

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posted January 19, 2014 08:24 PM

If you're on the topic of Spartacus, allow me to offer you some new blood...

Starz as well, history obviously...

Black sails

Seen the first one, has potential... check it out for yourself...

Yarrrrrr

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posted January 28, 2014 10:14 PM

True Detective started out fine, although it has the lamest name ever.
"Deep down in the South" murder mystery; the characters, especially Matthew McConaughey as the apathetic, misanthropic detective is well done. Although, it's kind of turning into an American cliche that whenever they create a Godless personality, he also has to be emotionally bankrupt.  

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posted January 30, 2014 08:33 PM

Did anyone watch Sleeper Cell?

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posted February 19, 2014 12:27 PM

Just finished House of Cards season 2 and it was awesome. It's nothing short of a modern day Richard the Third.

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posted February 20, 2014 05:18 AM

Planning to start Black Sails. I'm a sucker for pirates, Treasure Island and the like, and besides, I quite liked Spartacus and the magnificent John Hannah. Even the other Spartacus guy was alright, though it took some time getting used to him after the late Andy. That guy was a beast.

Of course the soundtrack and the atmosphere and the blood and the shaved, oily homoeroticism reminded everyone of everything silly and over-the-top with 300, but I didn't have a problem with the imagery (I like pulp style myself) and, as Corry said, it's ace TV if you can get over that.

Other than that, House of Cards is also on my list, due to my professed unconditional love for Kevin Spacey. And I watched an episode of the Tudors along the way, seems well done, though I'd prefer to see Henry as a fat, bearded medieval 49% MF 51% SoB that I always imagined him to be.

And I'm pretty sure, at this point, that the ending of the fourth episode of True Detective's going down in television history. You need some heavy guts to do a six-minute shot in today's age, and some ridiculous talent to make it as well-conceived and thrilling. McConnaughey and Harrelson are masters of the trade, and their supporting cast isn't shabby either.
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posted March 06, 2014 01:11 PM
Edited by finersigh at 02:02, 08 Mar 2014.

Favorite tv series are:
Buffy
Angel
Heaven
Lost
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posted March 09, 2014 03:02 PM
Edited by artu at 15:21, 09 Mar 2014.

JollyJoker said:
Did anyone watch Sleeper Cell?

I just watched the first two episodes. Afro-American Muslim FBI agent as mole in jihadist sleeper cell... The characters fairly pass as believable and it's not a bad series, especially considering it's a little dated now. Talking about dated, the "they are right here among us" theme tastes kind of old, since 24 used it over and over again.

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posted March 09, 2014 03:08 PM

Should you watch more, you'll see that it's fairly complex in looking at things from all kinds of angles.

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posted March 09, 2014 03:22 PM

I downloaded both seasons, will probably finish it this week. Btw, did you finish it, it does not get canceled without a finale, does it?

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posted March 09, 2014 04:48 PM

Saw only first season, which has a real and true finale.
We have a lot of stuff we look at the same time, and there's a lot of interesting stuff around.

I mentioned the series just because I think it's underrated - probably a consequence of the issue as such. It's pretty intense on more than just the 24 level.

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posted March 10, 2014 11:46 PM

So, anybody else seen the new Cosmos? I remember watching the original in the eighties as a kid, everything feels so suprising and fresh at those ages... Of course, it didnt have the same effect this time but I wasnt expecting it to. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a good host, the animations fit in nicely, I thought the CGI could do better but overall, it's really pleasant to see the good ol' Cosmos back.

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posted March 11, 2014 01:20 AM

Modern Family
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
King of Queens


Thats it! For comedy that is..

Gotta love Band of Brothers too, but does that even count as a tv-series?

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posted March 11, 2014 07:49 AM

disturbed-gnu said:

How I Met Your Mother


You hired? it will be How I met your father too!

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posted March 11, 2014 01:25 PM

My favorite TV series are:
X-Man
Old House
Haven
Leverage

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posted March 12, 2014 11:30 PM
Edited by xerox at 23:33, 12 Mar 2014.

I started watching House of Cards.
Now I'll experience if politics are that ruthless in real life


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posted March 13, 2014 01:55 AM

Haven't watched the second season yet, but yes I agree it's a great show.

Right now I'm watching Suits and it's pretty decent. Also watching Prison Break while I exercise. It's even sillier than 24 was at times, but I can't say I'm not having fun...
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posted March 13, 2014 07:17 AM

Right. Walks the thin line between improbable and impossible and loses it a couple of times.

However, I like the general direction the story takes and, of course, the end.

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posted March 17, 2014 07:27 PM

just watched the first 3 episodes of the new(2nd) season of "hannibal". the writers seem to be trying to show a "gentler" side of hannibal, lol. the first season, he was all cold-blooded. now, he's cold-blooded, but with a heart of sorts.

anyone not watching this show, you're missing out. it seems they are pulling directly from the original source material, much more so in this season, than the last. it is very entertaining, for a regular t.v. show.

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posted March 18, 2014 04:48 AM

Today, while reading a forum, I noticed that most people here, when writing about TV shows, directly talk to the characters on the show. So for example, if someone's writing about The Walking Dead, it goes something like this:

Lizzie, feeding mice to the zombies, what were you thinking, girl! And Rick, you better smack some sense into that kid, it's apocalypse dude, you can't take snow lightly. Maggie should be more careful, too.

When comparing it to imdb and stuff, this style is significantly dominant in Turkish sites. I wonder what's the sociological reason behind this.

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