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  1. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    Anyone else watching Travelers? It's a really good show about mental time travel done on a massive scale. I highly recommend it.
     
  2. KGB

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    Finally watched American Vandals.

    It's great. It has to be one of the best mocumentaries ever. It parodies the type of "investigative" journalism you see in modern documentaries. The tortured logic, leaps in reasoning, ambushing and coercing witnesses.

    It's a complete hoot
     
  3. why?

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    White Gold kept on popping up on Netflix. It put me off for some reason, but I put the gut feeling aside and gave it a go last night.

    You have to suspend disbelief quite a bit, but it is lots of fun. It's essentially Ed Westwick being a grade A twat and loving it. Picture the extreme narcissism of Danny McBride in Vice Principals/Eastbound and Down, but with more social acumen and slightly more self awareness.

    Supporting cast includes Jay and Simon from The Inbetweeners. Nice surprise there.

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    The 2nd season of The Good Place didn't bode well, but I still kept up and ended up liking it. The plot is actually going somewhere (but where?) and not dragging on, so hopefully they don't completely fork shirt up.

    Not sure why Go On (another quirky NBC show) got cancelled. If I recall correctly, it came on around the same time there was some trouble re: Community. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think the name did it any favours either. Heck, maybe they had aired it in a particularly shitty time slot. At any rate, it features a grieving Matthew Perry who reluctantly joins group therapy and shenanigans ensue. Brett Gelman (Murray Bauman in Stranger Things), as the enigmatic Mr. K, is the star of the show for me.

    If you haven't seen this, and you like The Good Place and Community, it might be worth checking out. I saw the whole thing 2 or 3 times.
     
  4. Shodan

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    So, I was really suprised that I couldn't find anything about this: Amazon is creating a LotR tv series. It's going to be a prequel, and because we don't know what that means, I'm of two minds about this. If it's a series featuring stories from The Silmarillion, it might be pretty epic, but if they will simply tell the story of a younger Aragon... I don't know.

    And yet, I'm looking forward to this, at least until we know more. At least it will probably have a huge budget, and there is not enough good looking fantasy on TV (is there any besides GOT?).
     
  5. Tasoli

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    I just picked this up 3 ep in and I think this is the best time traveler show I have watched since Continuum. (And Doctor Who but I don't count that.)
     
  6. Andrela

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    Holy shit I fucking love Continuum.

    And yeah, Travelers does compare pretty decently.
     
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    Been watching Dark on Netflix. Pretty good imo. Its in german, but you can get some terrible english dubbing if you can't understand the german. I've gotten @Xiph0 into watching it and I didn't see anyone else talking about it here.

    Its pretty hard to describe. Its some dark imagery. There's a murder plot going, and then there's a bit of sci-fi and other stuff thrown into the mix and it just works. The storytelling is pretty good. I like how connected everything is. One episode you're left wonder who someone is, and then you're answered, and then its just a building plot line that gets deeper and deeper. It could be the fact I'm high on cough medicine, but I couldn't find a major fault with it.
     
  8. Tasoli

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    Interstingly enough Amanda Tapping plays a small role in this. Shame she doesn't have abigger role. I loved her in SG-1.
     
  9. Arthellion

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    Finished season 1.

    Holy crap.
     
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    If you like military/cop type shows, I highly recommend both SWAT and The Brave.
     
  11. KGB

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    Just watched Future Man. And freeking loved it.

    It's like they took all the cliches from time travel stories and stuck in some heavy handed references to other shows and somehow got it to work. The end result being akin to a good crack fic tbh. It's stupid but meshes together really well.

    The only problem is that it feels like they planned out a 24 episode season and only got 13 on air. So some of the later stuff feels rather rushed compared with the early episodes.