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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Manbush » April 26, 2018, 8:29 am

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Is anyone watching Westworld Season 2?
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Re: The Television Thread

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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 6, 2018, 10:02 pm

Just watching the first episode of Picnic at Hanging Rock. So much of it jars. The costumes are overdone and make it seem like a comedy, not a drama/mystery. It was too much to expect it would be better than the classic film, which was one of the best Australian films of all time.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by BJ » May 7, 2018, 10:12 am

greeneyed wrote:Just watching the first episode of Picnic at Hanging Rock. So much of it jars. The costumes are overdone and make it seem like a comedy, not a drama/mystery. It was too much to expect it would be better than the classic film, which was one of the best Australian films of all time.
How dare you place Picnic at Hanging Rock amongst the pantheon of great Australian films such as BMX Bandits and Welcome to Woop Woop.

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Re: The Television Thread

Post by reptar » May 7, 2018, 11:56 am

Or Crackerjack
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 7, 2018, 7:56 pm

Or Idiot Box


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Post by Captain Punish » May 7, 2018, 8:10 pm

Or The Nugget.

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Post by Brewdle » May 8, 2018, 2:36 pm

Sons of Steel and Hercules Returns are the pinnacle of Australian film making


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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Manbush » May 8, 2018, 3:54 pm

“Dogs in Space” and “Bad boy Bubby” for mine.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Sossman » May 8, 2018, 3:58 pm

Animal Kingdom, Dead Europe, Two Hands and Romper Stomper were some of my most memorable Australian movies.

For TV series, Jack Irish and Doctor Blake Mysteries were excellent.
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Post by Sossman » May 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

Sossman wrote:Animal Kingdom, Two Hands and Romper Stomper were some of my most memorable Australian movies.

For TV series, Jack Irish and Doctor Blake Mysteries were excellent.

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And special mention to anything made by "Working Dog Productions" (Rob Sitch, Tom Gliesner, Santo Cilauro, Jane Kennedy et al)

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 8, 2018, 4:40 pm

I forgot Hercules Returns! Watched that heaps when I was a kid


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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Brewdle » May 12, 2018, 3:30 pm

I used to make my mother in law watch Hercules Returns every time she visited, she hated it, but kept coming back for more visits


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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 12, 2018, 10:24 pm

I already feel like watching Westworld and Handmaid's Tale... seasons two... is going to be a chore.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by T_R » May 13, 2018, 7:07 am

greeneyed wrote:I already feel like watching Westworld and Handmaid's Tale... seasons two... is going to be a chore.
Handmaid's Tail has dropped a bit :(

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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Brewdle » May 13, 2018, 7:27 am

There’s no novel for season 2 to be based on, not sure if Atwood is involved in some way though.

In other devastating news, GE apparently Rise has been cancelled so no season 2


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Re: The Television Thread

Post by T_R » May 13, 2018, 8:17 am

She's a producer of some kind

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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 13, 2018, 11:43 am

Brewdle wrote:
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There’s no novel for season 2 to be based on, not sure if Atwood is involved in some way though.

In other devastating news, GE apparently Rise has been cancelled so no season 2


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:cry: That has become my favourite show. And just one episode left! It'd be nice to think a cable channel might pick it up for a second season, but the US ratings trends haven't been good. Horribly underappreciated by the critics, I see the audience ratings are much higher.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by gangrenous » May 13, 2018, 1:21 pm

greeneyed wrote:I already feel like watching Westworld and Handmaid's Tale... seasons two... is going to be a chore.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » May 13, 2018, 1:41 pm

gangrenous wrote:
greeneyed wrote:I already feel like watching Westworld and Handmaid's Tale... seasons two... is going to be a chore.
Season 1 of Westworld was already a chore... Image
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The Television Thread

Post by gangrenous » May 13, 2018, 1:43 pm

I understood it. It just wasn’t very fun or interesting. Just my opinion though.

I liked the end of season 1. But not sure it was worth the time invested.

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Post by Dr Zaius » May 15, 2018, 8:42 am

gangrenous wrote:I understood it. It just wasn’t very fun or interesting. Just my opinion though.

I liked the end of season 1. But not sure it was worth the time invested.
But you can't possibly know what was going on until the end of the season.
- Billy is the man in black
- Bernard is a host
- Delores interviews were with Arnold, not Bernard
- Mauve was programmed to escape
- Delores is Wyatt
- Ford was behind all of it all along
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 16, 2018, 9:41 pm

Just watched the final episode of Rise. It was a great series. It was a shame that the final episode had massive discontinuity issues with the performance of Spring Awakening as it unfolded... but still had me with more than a tear in my eye quite a few times. Great show, shame that is the end of it. There were a lot of untold stories left.

I'm grateful to the show as it exposed me to one of the greatest ever shows... that I'd not seen.

I see Josh Radnor is in Australia right now performing with Ben Lee? Who'd have guessed that?
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 16, 2018, 11:35 pm

New season 13 reasons why coming up. Hopefully it isn’t one of those series that shouldn’t have been left at one.
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Post by -TW- » May 16, 2018, 11:46 pm

Suits season 8 is out in July.

Why won't that show just die already?

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Post by Sossman » May 23, 2018, 6:19 pm

Binge watching "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

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Post by T_R » May 24, 2018, 7:00 pm

Rediscovered The Newsroom. A little preachy at times, but a quality binge watch.

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Post by Jason » May 24, 2018, 7:02 pm

T_R wrote:Rediscovered The Newsroom. A little preachy at times, but a quality binge watch.

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Post by T_R » May 24, 2018, 7:15 pm

Ruins a good show by trying to weave unlikely interpersonal relations into things, and I agree that got worse from season 2

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Post by Jason » May 24, 2018, 7:17 pm

T_R wrote:Ruins a good show by trying to weave unlikely interpersonal relations into things, and I agree that got worse from season 2

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That’s the exact reason why my wife and I went off it as the show progressed. It was such a slick show.


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Re: The Television Thread

Post by gangrenous » May 24, 2018, 9:26 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
gangrenous wrote:I understood it. It just wasn’t very fun or interesting. Just my opinion though.

I liked the end of season 1. But not sure it was worth the time invested.
But you can't possibly know what was going on until the end of the season.
- Billy is the man in black
- Bernard is a host
- Delores interviews were with Arnold, not Bernard
- Mauve was programmed to escape
- Delores is Wyatt
- Ford was behind all of it all along
Spoiler alerts man!

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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 24, 2018, 9:27 pm

Just binge watched Nashville Season 5. If Foxtel really expect me to pay to see previous seasons they’re joking! I pay a huge fee already!
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 24, 2018, 9:35 pm

Also waiting for season two of 13 reasons why. I’m watching some psychologists show previewing it... just show me the show!
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 24, 2018, 9:42 pm

I see it is now live. This is going to be more binge watching.
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Re: The Television Thread

Post by Sterlk » May 26, 2018, 5:40 pm

I just found out/rediscovered that next weeks episode of The Americans is the series finale. :(

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There's been a lot of shows that I've been watching for years that have ended recently, I might have to pick up some new ones. FX's "Legion" looks like it might be a good one, maybe not quite the same caliber, but few are.
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