03/28/2020 at 9:49 am #75545
Watching the train wreck that is Tiger King on Netflix. WOW. Also Hunters on Amazon. Pretty good and a bit weird. Anybody else have a good show?
03/28/2020 at 10:00 am #75549JayKeymaster
- Location: Virginia
Ozarks Season 3 on Netflix is now available. Its a great series if you haven’t watched it yet.
We finally got around to watching Chernobyl on HBO. Maybe not the least stressful series to watch in these times, but reminds us that its the people at the bottom who do all the work that keep society going.
03/28/2020 at 10:24 am #75551
We liked Chernobyl very much! I will be 54 this year and so I did live through it and it is amazing how much the truth in the documentary differed from what I remembered being reported. A governments pride can kill us all. I will check out Ozarks.
03/28/2020 at 11:01 am #75554Julie BParticipant
- Location: Georgia
Schitt’s Creek is light hearted comedy series. A wealthy family loses their wealth and ends up trying to rebuild their lives while living at cheap motel in a small town named Schitt’s Creek. The characters are barely likeable at first but as the series progresses the characters become quite likeable and even sweet. I usually have it on while I’m steaming clothes & photographing stuff.
03/28/2020 at 11:34 am #75555
Star Trek Picard just aired on CBS/CBS all-access. Fun if you’re a fan of STNG & Voyager. A lot of people hated this season, but Discovery’s getting delayed due to the coronavirus, so this is all the new Star Trek you can get at this time.
Kingdom Season 2 just came out on Netflix. South Korean zombie show with incredible costumes and hats. Especially noted for how fast the zombies run, unlike the slow-moving barely standing zombies on The Walking Dead.
I’ve been enjoying watching Devs on FX/Hulu. The last episode of the miniseries is airing this week. It’s pretty much a mystery show with a science fiction edge. The science fiction is goofy in places, but there’s some good moments in the show.
Westworld Season 3 is back on HBO. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Season 2 was meh. Season 1 will probably be the best season of the show, but it’s something to watch.
Better Call Saul season 5 is also currently airing on AMC. I’m still a bigger fan of this show than Breaking Bad. Good season so far.
Curb Your Enthusiasm just aired its 10th season. Really funny season this year. Way better than the 9th season, but I’m also not a fan of Lin Manuel Miranda.
03/28/2020 at 1:18 pm #75558
Nailed It is back on Netflix on April 1. Cheesy, but so many times I’ve laughed out loud at that show. So silly. Ugly Delicious (and Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) is also great with David Chang on Netflix. We also just watched The Outsider on HBO, that was good.
03/28/2020 at 2:11 pm #75559RhiannaParticipant
A movie I really enjoyed is: Hunt for the Wilderpeople on Netflix.
I agree with Ryanne about Nailed it. It will make you smile.
03/28/2020 at 2:30 pm #75560Antique FrogParticipant
- Location: Leicester
“Vegetables?” “No, not vegetables.”
The webcam at Finse railway station, Norway is quite relaxing- the geocam.ru site doesn’t have the adverts of the other mirror sites. Watch snow being ploughed off the line and off the hotel entrance. Occasional dog walkers on skis.
03/28/2020 at 3:27 pm #75561workhorseParticipant
- Location: California
Watched the Outsider too, I liked it but pretty different than most Steven King stuff. More police procedural (although still supernatural). Also watching Altered Carbon on Netflix, and tried Picard, but couldn’t get into it.
03/28/2020 at 3:55 pm #75562AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
The Mandalorian. Eps 1 and 2 are great. Ep 3 and 4 sink into dreadful, but then it picks up and gets terrific at the end. Keep in mind that it’s a “space Western” and that it hits all the tropes of the genre, and it will help get you through the rough bits. Himself was totally turned off by Ep 2, but then ended up watching it with his brother and got hooked into it again.
03/28/2020 at 3:58 pm #75563AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
Oh, and if anyone isn’t put off by foreign language films and having to read subtitles, The King’s Avatar on Netflix is brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Also enjoyed a YT review by someone who spent the first episode utterly slagging it and, not too far in, praising it to the hilt. When it first came out, the subs were dreadful, but it has been fixed and, for the most part, the translations are very good. The graphics are stunning, and you don’t need any history of gaming or Chinese culture to understand it. Excellent series on eSports.
03/28/2020 at 6:03 pm #75567Steven SParticipant
- Location: South Dakota
Dark on Netflix, it’s a German sci-fi time travel series, dubbed in English it hooked me as I like time travel stuff.
Beware, Germans are weird (I am one).
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03/28/2020 at 7:31 pm #75572
We also love Dark on Netflix, that show is a real mind bender.
03/28/2020 at 7:29 pm #75571
yes to Better Call Saul, I love Bob Odenkirk, that role was made for him. Also, yes to The Mandelorian, Baby Yoda forever!
03/29/2020 at 7:18 am #75577
I love Schitts creek! Sad it is in its last season already. Letter Kenny on hulu is delightfully odd, set in a very small town in Canada. “There are 5000 people in Letter Kenny and these are their problems” opens each show about low key turf wars and selling vegetables on the side of the road.
03/29/2020 at 2:17 pm #75591
I wasn’t looking forward to Ozark season 3, but it’s been more fun to watch than I was expecting so far. At the best of times, it’s sort of a show to watch only when you’ve run out of tv.
Ugh, The Outsider. I have Stephen King fatigue. Both The Outsider and Castle Rock season 2 started off well, but they just fell apart at the end. Especially Castle Rock. It was cool seeing the brother from Bloodline playing the lead in The Outsider! Still, even with the fatigue, I am thinking of watching Mr. Mercedes. Has anyone here seen it? The reviews are mixed, and it will be weird seeing Holly Gibney portrayed by a different actress (the playwright girlfriend from Succession), so that’s why I haven’t yet. Is it worth watching?
This is an older show, but I would also recommend Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace since all tv now seems to be Stephen King tv. Matthew Holness playing a parody of a Stephen King type character with Richard Ayoade and Matt Berry, so good. I can’t believe it aired in 2004 and it’s 2020 now, but that show is timeless and I seriously need to rewatch it because I can’t believe it has been 16 years now.
03/29/2020 at 7:00 pm #75601pythoneskParticipant
- Location: East TN
Fun things: any Monty python movie, or the tv show. Jeeves and Wooster, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Little Britain, Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder. Many can be found on YouTube.
04/02/2020 at 8:35 pm #75785Winchester38Participant
For some odd reason, I went back and started re-watching both The Walking Dead (timely?), and The Office last week while listing.
I bounce between the two depending on how dark my mood is at any given minute…haha
In the evenings, we’ve recently watched Tiger King (Double you tee eff), and are now watching Queen of the South. It’s just meh for me.
Looking forward to watching Season 3 of Ozark. The first two seasons were good. I love Michael Blut… I mean, Jason Bateman.
04/03/2020 at 1:09 am #75786scott2Participant
- Location: Merida, Mexico
Noting but time down here on semi lockdown.
Wow, this could be a long list, we are watching a TON of stuff being stuck inside…
Ozark, The Sinner, Killing Eve was good, always enjoy Grand Designs, Hannibal was a good freaky one from a few years ago, of course Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, I have even been watching episodes of This Old House (that show has been on FOREVER) just found Archer which has 10 seasons out to keep me busy for a few days (light and stupid comedy), Bojack Horseman was good, The Wire was an excellent cop show. The Handmaids Tale will make you a bit uneasy but is well done.
04/03/2020 at 5:53 am #75788apertureParticipant
- Location: ARVADA
Westworld on HBO. I am watching season 3 as it comes out. I am also rewatching Season 1 with my daughter (after rewatching Seasons 1 & 2 with my wife). Season three reminds me of a show that died an untimely death after only one season: Caprica, a BSG spin-off that promised to be as good or better than its parent. I love robots vs humans singularity type SF.
I look forward to trying Dark because I love time travel and weird Germans.
04/03/2020 at 7:51 am #75790
Caprica got screwed! Season 1 was strong. They could’ve gone good places with that show, but they just cancelled it instead. Didn’t they have 3 or 4 spin-offs planned of BSG and that was the only one they ever made?
If you like Caprica, I recommend Humans and Real Humans if you haven’t already seen them. Real Humans is actually pretty funny and even though the UK rebooted it with Humans, the shows are different enough to make them both worth watching.
04/03/2020 at 11:00 am #75791ctebayParticipant
Caprica was good! I was sad when it was cancelled. I’ll have to try to find Humans and Real Humans to watch–thanks for the recommendation
04/03/2020 at 11:56 am #75794Julie BParticipant
- Location: Georgia
My office made it into a scene on Ozark season 3. It films around Atlanta. GA although the exterior aerial shots are sometimes of the Ozarks. The last episode when Marty and Ruth walk out of his office building they stand in front of my office building. A bunch of coworkers got their pic taken with Jason Bateman when they were there filming season 2. By season 3 the novelty had worn off because production kept taking over all of our parking spaces.
04/03/2020 at 3:06 pm #75797VintageTreasuresParticipant
I’m only listing the funny stuff, because if I want dark I can just watch the news:(
I second pythonesk, anything from Monty Python and definitely Fawlty Towers! Also Curb Your Enthusiasm and Schitt’s Creek as mentioned by others above. My current favorite is Prime Time Glick which was on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2003. It stars Martin Short as talk show host Jiminy Glick, hilarious! Also Up In Smoke – the Cheech & Chong movie from 1978. These are not at all politically correct – but very funny if you can forget political correctness while watching them.
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04/05/2020 at 7:28 pm #75879DantheDinerParticipant
We were a little down last night because we were all done with Tiger King (new episode coming!)
And then we found Unorthodox on Netflix. Devastating. What a thing for Netflix to create. I used to live next to the largest chasidic community in Monsey, NY.
04/05/2020 at 8:58 pm #75882ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
I watched the first episode of Tiger King after hearing the buzz but having a soft spot for animals I couldn’t hack it seeing the redneck exploitation. Even seeing the redneck / gun mentality would be enough for me to tune out without the tigers. Liked the Netflix Outsider seasons with it’s flaws. My kids and I have been revisiting Gilligan’s Island. I watched the Pharmacist short series on Netflix ~ serious topic but well done. Started The Good Place on Netflix and liked it but not compelling.
We normally don’t watch tv so I appreciate the thread.
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04/05/2020 at 9:06 pm #75884ChristineRParticipant
- Location: Southern California
Re Walking dead, is there a lot of flesh eating spookiness?
04/06/2020 at 3:21 pm #75915VintageTreasuresParticipant
ChristineR I’m with you on Tiger King. I heard the description from a friend and I couldn’t even try it. I just started Unorthodox, the acting is really good, but I’ve only seen the first episode so not really sure of the story line yet…
I forgot to mention Corner Gas. I heard about it on this forum a while ago so I checked it out. I ended up watching all the episodes, I really enjoyed it!
04/07/2020 at 10:47 am #75947Old DadParticipant
- Location: Missouri
Most (maybe all) of the new movie releases are being streamed now that movie theaters are closed. Sort of expensive for 1 person watching but with have multiple people viewing the cost per person is lower than going to the movies. The Invisible Man is one of the highest “scare factor” movies I’ve seen in a long time, I don’t know how well that will come through on a TV screen.
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