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    TV series. What are you watching?

    After the writers strike there was talk of a drought of new shows over the last 12 months, but this seems to be far from the truth. Already we have seen some amazing shows released.

    For me the highlights so far have been:

    Fallout
    Shogun
    Silo
    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
    For All Mankind
    Masters of the Air

    And others I've enjoyed include:

    Constellation. Although that was a big hard going.

    I've been trying to get into The Three Body Problem but after 3 episodes I'm just not that interested.

    I'm about to start:

    The Gentlemen
    Discovery Season 5

    I also tried to start watching the Scifi series Beacon 23 after reading the book it's based on but don't bother. It's awful! The only think it takes from the book is the location and a couple of small references. It shares nothing else in common with it. Shame as thy book was interesting. Good actors but bad script too.

    By contrast the series Silo is a great adaptation from the book Wool. I read the whole trilogy after watching the series and wasn't disappointed in either. It even led me to read more of the authors work. Sand was good.

    What have you been watching?

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    I'm not usually in this club, but with my back being broken these last five weeks, I've had to suck up to some TV time....

    Shogun has been FAB so far, yet the translator Mariko appears to want to Die "more than ever" in the last two episodes.
    Without spoiling anything for anyone, will we see her in Episode 10?

    Fallout gave way to episode 9 of Shogun last night, so might get to see it fully this evening.
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    We just finished the first 2 seasons of Sweet Tooth (Netflix) - Lady T and I really enjoyed this, it felt like a bit of a revitalisation of the end-of-civilisation-as-we-know-it apocalypse type setting (which I think has got a little tired of late). The 3rd series is coming soon.

    We started watching Halo on Paramount+. It was boring. So boring that I forgot I had already tried to watch the first episode a year or so ago. I don;t think we'll get past episode 2.

    I'm keen to give Fallout a try, I've heard positive things about it.

    The kids and I are also delving into the past and working our way through all the Mythbusters series, as well as Rocko's Modern Life - Rocko is still good but not as good as I remember it being.

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    Forum was down for long time and you're asking what we're watching

    Coolness factor 11/10

    We're at episode 6 for Fallout, is ok so far.

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    Yeah DC has a point, we were mostly watching loading screens or browser error messages

    Lady T and her sister watched the Waco documentary, and the one about the Twin Flames - man there's some weird cult shit out there. I fell asleep though, so I might have to watch them again.

    Speaking of docos, have you seen the 3-parter on Netflix about Woodstock 99? That was absolutely wild, incredible, appalling, disgraceful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    Speaking of docos, have you seen the 3-parter on Netflix about Woodstock 99? That was absolutely wild, incredible, appalling, disgraceful.
    I have that one on my watch list.

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    I think my favourite part is when the organisers were all "We told Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit that the crowd were all riled up and he needed to calm them down, so instead he went out and acted like Fred Durst and wound them up even further".... what were they expecting this guy, who is known for being a bit of an asshole, to go out and do other than be an asshole.

    But then it turned from amusement to horror, some of the stuff that went on, like the assaults... just dreadful, inexcusable.

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    I finally watched the rest of 3 Body Problem and it's a really good complex story with some very intriguing scientific ideas and concepts. It was good enough that I will be watching season 2 when it comes out. But its one of those series you have to wade through a bit. I had to be in the mood to watch it.

    It did make me want to read the book to see how closely it was adapted, as the book is written by a Chinese author and completely set in China. Whereas the series is set in both China, the UK and the US.

    Another I ended up binge watching as it was all released on day 1 was the ITV series Red Eye. Really good. About a Doctor who arrives in the UK on a flight from China but they won't let him though the airport. The Chinese government have accused him of murdering a woman in China and want him returned. He, along with all him doctor associates from the same plane are turned around and start to be flown back to China.

    I just started Dead Boy Detectives on Netflix. This is a fun supernatural detective series featuring a couple of dead friends running their own detective agency catching other ghosts and sending them to the grim reaper.

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    I watched 3 Body Problem and found it to be good, although no masterpiece, definitely has its ups and downs. Apparently a lot of people that are complaining say that the series is rushed through the books thus not liking it so much.

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    We've been watching the new-ish version of Walker (texas ranger). Jared Padelecki - the tall one, Sam, from Supernatural plays the lead and while I quite like him, frankly I'm just not sure he can really act.

    It's a bit.... low budget and shit.... reminds me a bit of the Lorenzo Lamas series 'Renegade' but with much lamer set pieces. And yet, I find it quite good easy watching. I can fall asleep during an episode and not really lose track of much of what's happening and at this stage of my life that is both a plus, and also is damning with faint praise.

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