Television ✪ What are you watching?


#1

I wanted to start a thread where members can mutually help each other make educated decisions about entertainment to watch. We all have different likes and opinions.

Basically you can list a film, TV series or music album and ask for opinions of it before watching, starting, or listening. Some may have answers from members who experienced it and some may not.

I wanted a condensed thread so not to invade other threads based on separate television shows, music or movies.

I am at the moment wonder about a couple TV series’.

Has anyone seen Magic City on STARZ or the only season of Camelot and are they worth watching?

Also, I have been wanting to watch the Tudors, anyone want to weigh in on that?

Thanks, I hope this can help some people out on the fence or wondering about things. :slight_smile:


#2

Wish I could help but I look forward to helping / helping in this thread in the future. I’ve only watched one episode of the Tudors and haven’t gone back as of yet. Everything else I haven’t seen or heard of :frowning:

I do have a question about Sons of Anarchy and Orange is the New Black.

Buddy of mine keeps hyping them both to me to no end. Sometimes I reflectively wonder to myself if this is how I seem at times about Doctor Who, but I digress. I’ve watched the pilot of Sons and honestly, I hated it. I couldn’t get passed biker’s hacking their rivals, having a gun trade and warehouse and explosives expert etc etc… I just didn’t find myself believing the world very much. Does the show really get better as it goes? Does it become just another late night Soap Opera?

I haven’t watched any of OitNB. I just cave to the pressure of “this is good watch it” and I end up putting it off. Is it seriously worth watching?


#3

I watch Anarchy but frankly don’t recommend it for anyone lol Which may seem strange. The Ireland arc is great, I think that is season 3 or something. Instead of the Sons of Anarchy being badass though, it is just them getting pissed on and beaten on lol

It is pretty soap opera-sh I suppose in some ways. It is extremely violent though and has many sexual themes (rape, porn) but most isn’t even necessary. Some may disagree with me, but if you watch it feeling how I feel in the end you are better off saving your time. Mostly this applies to season 4 and on. The first three were the top of its game. If you are cool with leaving a series without completion.


#4

[quote=“SolomonGrundy”]Wish I could help but I look forward to helping / helping in this thread in the future. I’ve only watched one episode of the Tudors and haven’t gone back as of yet. Everything else I haven’t seen or heard of :frowning:

I do have a question about Sons of Anarchy and Orange is the New Black.

Buddy of mine keeps hyping them both to me to no end. Sometimes I reflectively wonder to myself if this is how I seem at times about Doctor Who, but I digress. I’ve watched the pilot of Sons and honestly, I hated it. I couldn’t get passed biker’s hacking their rivals, having a gun trade and warehouse and explosives expert etc etc… I just didn’t find myself believing the world very much. Does the show really get better as it goes? Does it become just another late night Soap Opera?

I haven’t watched any of OitNB. I just cave to the pressure of “this is good watch it” and I end up putting it off. Is it seriously worth watching?[/quote]

Sons of Anarchy is a real slow burn when it comes to the good stuff think Walking Dead but with Bikers and crime.

If you can handle a lot of build up with a soap opera vibe that leads to small to mid size amounts of pay off then you might like it. It’s pretty popular.

Worth your time probably not honestly if I could get back the time I spent watching it before I got into the “I need to stick it out to the end since I put this much time in” mind set I would trade back. I have never told anyone I know to watch this show if they haven’t already.


#5

That pretty much encompasses everything I was sloppily trying to say lol


#6

Thanks for the honesty guys, perhaps my next gaming session I’ll put it on for background noise and maybe pick out the good bits.


#7

Sons of Anarchy is a pretty good show, my only real complaints are that Charlie Hunnam’s American accent sucks and the show can get a little over the top with the melodrama sometimes, especially with one of the story arcs this season. I’d recommend watching it though for sure.

Orange is the New Black is decent and has some pretty good moments, but even as I was watching the first season I felt like certain themes and plotlines were already starting to wear a little thin. Could be it picks up later on, but I suppose I won’t find out since I haven’t bothered to watch any of it in a while.


#8

Lol I figured Magic City and Camelot were too obscure. Camelot was cancelled and is only one season but I wasn’t sure if it is still good. Tudors has been around forever though. I think since it is so accessible I will just go ahead and give Tudors a shot. I need to start Dexter still as well.


#9

@ Kenny

Tudors is ok but I like Borgias better in the historical drama category. Worth your time? Sure it’s kind of short, 4 seasons 38 episodes not bad if you end up liking it and burn through.


#10

^^^Which Borgias? Isn’t there two versions? Both may be good idk. I feel like I know all about them from Assassins Creed though lol


#11

I don’t watch many television dramas. Criminal Minds, Castle here and there, Game of Thrones. I just don’t have the attention span for all of that stuff.

I was watching Ray Donovan, but I lost track of it since I no longer have HBO. Great show.


#12

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1582457/
This one is the better one to me because of Jeremy Irons. But it’s not on Netflix Streaming and if I remember right you can only get it from Showtimes website…legally.

This one…
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1736341/

is ok too and Seasons 1 & 2 (24 episodes) are on Netflix.


#13

Directing you to this thread:

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Just don’t click any links within the thread.


#14

I think Dracula on NBC has been improving each episode honestly


#15

Damages, anyone ever see Damages? I have been curious about it ever since it was on F/X years ago.


#16

Tudors is amazing…I was nearly moved to tears with that show.
First episode didn’t do it for me and I almost didn’t go back to it.
You also get to see the new superman doing a splendid job.

This show is the main reason I was so hyped for Dracula for the last year and a half.
I really hope NBC isn’t planning on pulling their typical dick head moves wuth this show.

To me, the BBC versions of the Borgias is the better one (this is the Netflix one)
It has a much more elaborate set and wardrobe. Some people are often bothered by all the different accents though.

The problem with the show time version is that it came out after the bbc version…so a lot of the key moments that should have been revisited were either skipped or fast forwarded through Probably just to keep from repeating the other show. Things like the whole papal election just happened too quickly while in the bbc version you get to see a lot of the dirty dealings that happened behind the scenes… The stuff that made Rodrigo so notorious.

I still say watch then both if you can. You’ll notice how the cardinals play such a major part in the Tudors and Borgias. I found myself really rooting fir Cesare on the bbc show, funny considering how much I hated him in ass creed 2.

Da Vinci’s Demons is also great. It’s kind of magical!


#17

If you guys like orange is the new black, y’all should check out weeds if you haven’t seen it. Good stuff, created by the same woman so you get that same type of humor of things that aren’t supposed to be funny but end up being funny, my only gripe us the 30 minute episodes.

Another great show time comedy is Californication. So funny you’ll squirt a little…especially in that scene where she squirts a lot.


#18

[quote=“Son ALA”]

Da Vinci’s Demons is also great. It’s kind of magical![/quote]

Do the creators of that show even know that he was pretty gay? Lol

Have you been watching Dracula, Son? I really like it.

Also, definitely going to watch Tudors sometime, it is near the top of my Netflix series list to start. Problem is I watch too many current series’ now and need to find time lol

I can’t wait to start Almost Human with Karl Urban


#19

[quote=“NorthStarKen”]

Do the creators of that show even know that he was pretty gay? Lol

Have you been watching Dracula, Son? I really like it.

Also, definitely going to watch Tudors sometime, it is near the top of my Netflix series list to start. Problem is I watch too many current series’ now and need to find time lol

I can’t wait to start Almost Human with Karl Urban[/quote]

It’s both luckily and unluckily with current TV shows that you get a fair amount of breaks and a couple are coming soon with the holiday season upon us. Then there is the Summer time dry up where you only need to worry about 3-4 really good shows for a few months on TV.


#20

Oh yeah dude, I make sure I watch Dracula. Fridays are never really a good sign for TV shows…especially with the time slot this show has since most people don’t stay in on the weekend…so I don’t even risk trying to watch it On Demand a few days later. I’m really loving the show…and i’m happy that it isn’t super censored like most network shows. It sometimes feels like i’m watching a Showtime or HBO series that just doesn’t show tits for the hell of it.

So the Tudors are back on Netflix? I saw watch it before it goes again. I remember a few years ago…2 or 3 there were a lot of Showtime series on there…but most were very incomplete and only there for a limited time.

They had Dexter 1 and 2 for a limited time while season 3 and 4 were already done.
They had Californication season 1 for a limited time while season 4 was starting

Then they had all 5 seasons of The Tudors and I believe it had a longer expiration date compared to the other shows…and it was complete.

They also had Weeds. This show never expired but they were incredibly behind. only had 2 season available while 5 of them had been finished…but slowly over time they added the rest and I think it’s a complete series on Netflix now.

For Da Vinci’s Demons they kind of beat around the bush with the gay stuff. To me, back then it wasn’t about gay or straight…people just wanted to fuck and then it kind of became a taboo type of thing and was punishable. You see he has a love interest that is a female or two…but then he gets accused of being a sodomite and raping some he-whore. I think he ends up saying something about how he has engaged with the guy sexually before but it was a mutual desire.