What are you watching & why? (splain)

Casinostocks

Factotum
Gold Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2016
Messages
11,854
OK, seems my Q in the Random Thoughts thread had gotten some traction so here we go to BS around some more during the down times!

Prologue: although I'm a late convert to streaming and cord-cutting, I luv it this way for many reasons such as diversity and variety plus catching up with loads of good to great (in the eyes of the beholder) contents which I had missed in the past. Burt most importantly, I can mostly watch what I want and when I want without DVR and such restrictions.

If you are replying, please also note in here as to what the source of your recommendation is whether streaming, cable, OTA, satellite, whatevs! Also try to keep it to recently viewed or currently viewing, not something you liked from the 1970's (tongue in cheek!). Also try to write up a bit about it without giving away plot lines, just a premise of the show should do.

I'll go first:

Currently watching Peaky Blinders on Netflix. I have come to luv this show and cant stop binging on it. It's a drama about a gangster family of downtrodden quasi gypsies from Birmingham, England in the era just after WWI. I find the story telling to be tantalizing, the acting to be great (you will recognize some of the actors if you watch Brit shows even from GoT) and the production quality to be quite high like something HBO would do, which is no surprise because it's BBC & Netflix concocting this show. The series ran from 2013 to 2016, so 4 season but season 5 should be readied at some point in this 2019.

I don't think that there are too many squeamish folks on here but be fore warned that the show has lots of violence and some nudity! Also, the local dialects and the thickish Brummie, Cockney and Irish accents may be a bit hard to understand for some of you natives :p
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2015
Messages
859
OK, seems my Q in the Random Thoughts thread had gotten some traction so here we go to BS around some more during the down times!

Prologue: although I'm a late convert to streaming and cord-cutting, I luv it this way for many reasons such as diversity and variety plus catching up with loads of good to great (in the eyes of the beholder) contents which I had missed in the past. Burt most importantly, I can mostly watch what I want and when I want without DVR and such restrictions.

If you are replying, please also note in here as to what the source of your recommendation is whether streaming, cable, OTA, satellite, whatevs! Also try to keep it to recently viewed or currently viewing, not something you liked from the 1970's (tongue in cheek!). Also try to write up a bit about it without giving away plot lines, just a premise of the show should do.

I'll go first:

Currently watching Peaky Blinders on Netflix. I have come to luv this show and cant stop binging on it. It's a drama about a gangster family of downtrodden quasi gypsies from Birmingham, England in the era just after WWI. I find the story telling to be tantalizing, the acting to be great (you will recognize some of the actors if you watch Brit shows even from GoT) and the production quality to be quite high like something HBO would do, which is no surprise because it's BBC & Netflix concocting this show. The series ran from 2013 to 2016, so 4 season but season 5 should be readied at some point in this 2019.

I don't think that there are too many squeamish folks on here but be fore warned that the show has lots of violence and some nudity! Also, the local dialects and the thickish Brummie, Cockney and Irish accents may be a bit hard to understand for some of you natives :p
Peaky Blinders is my absolute favourite show!

For a time, Game of Thrones was the top, until I discovered Peaky Blinders. I simply cannot say enough good things about that show.

To say I’m excited for the next season would be putting it very mildly. :eek:
 

Casinostocks

Factotum
Gold Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2016
Messages
11,854
Peaky Blinders is my absolute favourite show!

For a time, Game of Thrones was the top, until I discovered Peaky Blinders. I simply cannot say enough good things about that show.

To say I’m excited for the next season would be putting it very mildly. :eek:

I also like Black Mirror on Netflix. A lot of people state that it's like the modern / futuristic version of the Twilight Zone but be warned that some episodes really push the envelop and can be cringe-worthy to some more tender type of folks ;) In a nutshell, the main premise of the show is about the influences, the affects of advancing technology, AI, social media, etc (with a good amount of hyperbole). The show is def futuristic.

Each episode is independent of the next so can take time and watch without the requirement for impulsive binging out of curiosity. I watched the very 1st episode of the first season and was hooked which I found brilliant, hilarious, sad, funny and over all frightening! Some episode though do drag on a bit before they make their point.
 
Last edited:

Lorien

Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Joined
Dec 5, 2005
Messages
20,673
Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone is incredible, and a fairly important show if you are interested in contemporary social issues
Brooklyn 99 is similar in that sense and is funny as hell. A contemporary Hill Street Blues, sort of
I greatly enjoy the late great Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. It's so interesting for so many different reasons
For shear gratuitous kung fu action, Into the Badlands was pretty great, and I'm looking forward to a new season
Forged in Fire, obviously
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2015
Messages
595
Peaky Blinders is always good. Its has that distinct British flavor to it, complete with overdramatic speeches by Aunt Pol. Arthur is hands down my favorite.

What I’m watching? The OA on netflix. Its all kinds of strange. Will probably be years for the next season. I am also on Season 17 of Midsomer Murders. I love my British mystery.

I will definitely be picking up chernobyl. And a bunch of other new ones that i cant think of off the top of my head
 

Casinostocks

Factotum
Gold Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2016
Messages
11,854
Yes fellas, Chernobyl is simply top notch. Jared Harris is simply superb again (played QEII's father, George the VI in the Crown ob Netflix) but them again, what would you have not expected from the son of the late great Richard Harris? ;) Stellan Skarsgaard is also great (father to Alexander Skarsgaard who's the most famous but all his 5 kids are actors, one of them was in West World S2). Chernobyl is really a MUST SEE for many reasons ;)

I've watched OA and I liked it to the extent that I binge watched it. It definitely is strange with all those moves and things but the storyline is interesting enough to reel me in again. Among the other Netflix series, I have also watched and liked the DARK, maybe even preferred it to OA although its native language is in German. I utter and mutter some German, so I watch it with the dialect in German but I must also have the subtitles on to fully understand but makes me understand German a bit better!

One show I have not been able to get into is The Rain on Netflix. Generally, I don't like dubbed (the native lingo is Finnish) shows so I generally prefer to watch in native tongue with subtitles but Finnish is well beyond my range but shows in French, German, Italian and Spanish are fine. Anyway, I have tried to get into it but I just couldn't and still can not.
 

fonedork

Platinum Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2011
Messages
2,988
I also like Black Mirror on Netflix. A lot of people state that it's like the modern / futuristic version of the Twilight Zone but be warned that some episodes really push the envelop and can be cringe-worthy to some more tender type of folks ;) In a nutshell, the main premise of the show is about the influences, the affects of advancing technology, AI, social media, etc (with a good amount of hyperbole). The show is def futuristic.

Each episode is independent of the next so can take time and watch without the requirement for impulsive binging out of curiosity. I watched the very 1st episode of the first season and was hooked which I found brilliant, hilarious, sad, funny and over all frightening! Some episode though do drag on a bit before they make their point.
They went HAM on that first Black Mirror episode, I couldn’t believe what I was watching.
 

Elgatodeacero

Gold Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2014
Messages
1,818
Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a great comedy series. All 12 seasons are good.

Person of Interest is incredible - 5 seasons all good.

The Black List is quite entertaining.

Vikings is funny.

The Last King is amazing.

Lilyhammer is really good, if you liked Sopranos.

The Heavy Water War is very inspiring and a true story.

These are all on Netflix.
 
Joined
Mar 12, 2012
Messages
1,451
I also like Black Mirror on Netflix. A lot of people state that it's like the modern / futuristic version of the Twilight Zone but be warned that some episodes really push the envelop and can be cringe-worthy to some more tender type of folks ;) In a nutshell, the main premise of the show is about the influences, the affects of advancing technology, AI, social media, etc (with a good amount of hyperbole). The show is def futuristic.

Each episode is independent of the next so can take time and watch without the requirement for impulsive binging out of curiosity. I watched the very 1st episode of the first season and was hooked which I found brilliant, hilarious, sad, funny and over all frightening! Some episode though do drag on a bit before they make their point.

My man, I have similar taste IMHO Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror are two best shows on Netflix. I would also highly recommend Dark on Netflix (for those who have not watched it yet) it is in German but it is so very good.
Chernobyl was phenomenal and the level of detail and historical accuracy HBO achieved was truly mindblowing. I know because I was born in Ukraine and lived through Chernobyl; the show was just a peak of how crazy that disaster was.
 
Top