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Binge Watching

We found the Good Place and have watched both seasons. Very fun show.

This weekend we settled on Future Man. Watched the first five episodes and laughed all the way through it.

Man, from the looks of it, we should be asking YOU which shows to watch! It's a pretty admirable list of shows you've gone through.

I wish Netflix still had Rose Red though. If you like supernatural twists that's always an oldie but goodie.

Sadly I missed Rose Red. I finished Kingdom on Netflix. It was great.

The first season of Hannibal is great. Once the cat is out of the bag, it really falls apart.

My problem with a lot of popular shows is that I just can't stand them, and cannot imagine why anyone would want to watch them. Anything where the characters are all sphincters, bent on out-sphinctering the other sphincters, just plain turns me off. NF's House of Cards was just utterly vile and a shoddy copy of the original without any real understanding of what made Ian Richardson's performance great, and Francis Urquart sympathetic, if dispicable. Jessica Jones can't utter a single line without me wanting to punch her in the face. Lost lost me in 10 minutes--everyone rants and raves about it for some reason, but I just hated it from the get-go. Don't get me started on Game of Thrones--the high-fantasy porn with a big budget, where everyone is either utterly evil, or too innocent to possibly survive in that world, and only one character is even remotely likable. Black Mirror starts with a story that is utterly implausible to the point of being insulting to the intelligence of the viewer as it is offensive to the pig that is featured in the story. (If that episode is not representative of your series, why the smeg would you make it the first one? And if it is, why the smeg would anyone watch any more?) Everyone was going on about The Expanse where all the characters are so scruffy they're hard to tell apart, and they're speaking with localized dialects so slurred that I can't even tell what the smeg they're trying to say.
Even the shows that start well have been so utterly destroyed in latter seasons by such horrid writing that I don't want to even watch the good episodes anymore.
Maybe I'm just too old and out of touch.

House of Cards was great, different to the British version, but great in its own way - but I felt like it lost it a lot during the later series. I basically stopped wanting Underwood to win because he was not only a bad person but also started being incredibly un-smart about it. I haven't watched the last couple of series yet.

I didn't mind Jessica Jones at all.

Black Mirror is an anthology series... there's essentially no link between the episodes. The first episode was not very good, but at least some later ones are (I haven't watched them all), including, if I remember correctly, the second one. They're all written and directed by different people so it's a bit of a lucky dip as to whether a given episode is any good, they're a very mixed bag.

I'm quite enjoying the Expanse. I don't feel they need badges painted on their heads or different-coloured outfits to distinguish them. I quite like the funky belter dialect. I don't find it hard to understand at all.

The Good Place is a good binge watch - I can't believe I forgot that. It's a bit odd, but pretty light-hearted and episodes are only 20 minutes long, so you can easily watch, like, four in the amount of time it would take you to watch a regular 45-min or 1-hour episode of something else - that somehow lends itself to binge-watching I find.

Just finished the Umbrella Academy. I thought it was good but not great. It was a change of pace from DC and Marvel.


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