Home Forums Television What Are You Binge Watching?

What Are You Binge Watching?

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 91 through 105 (of 147 total)
Created
7 months ago
Last Reply
2 weeks ago
146
replies
16254
views
49
users
wolfali
20
Dan Backslide
12
Atypical
10
  • Profile picture
    t-clark
    Joined:
    Feb 11th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203816749

    I stan.

    Where are you on The Good Fight season 4?

    Just finished “The Gang Goes to War”. I’m not sure why but TGF was super delayed here in Australia and they still proceeded with weekly releases!!

    Another high caliber season. “The Gang Deals with Alternate Reality” should have been nominated for the drama writing Emmy!
    I’ll a little bummed knowing that Jumbo and Lindo did not get their character arcs wrapped up before their departed as regulars. I hope the last two episodes offer some kind of conclusion for them

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Victor
    Joined:
    Jun 18th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203816754

    Just watched Good Morning Verônica, a very good Brazilian tv show from netflix, strongly recommend it

    And i also watched the first season of Pen15 entirely, going into the second tomorrow probably

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Tyler
    Joined:
    Jan 9th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203830734

    I always end up accidentally finishing shows around the same time (earlier this year I concluded Bojack Horseman, The Americans, and Schitt’s Creek within a week despite starting them at quite different times over two years).

    Anyways, I binged the fourth season of The Good Place once it got to Netflix, and it was quite good. It sucks that someone ruined that show’s reputation here, because all in all it did deserve better awards wise. I specifically never really appreciated Bell but would’ve given her a nom this time around. I think the way they wrapped it all up but was good, if not exceedingly profound, but by no means a failure. The sense of humor of the show gets a little stale at times, but for the most part its quite enjoyable. Overall, this was a really good show, especially for broadcast TV standards, and I am happy to have enjoyed it, even if it doesn’t make much of a dent in my all-timers list.

    Then…there’s The Sopranos. When I started binging this in the summer, I have to admit, it took me a second. It was clearly product of 1999, and for a little bit I had a hard time seeing past that. Until I did, and when I did….whew. I saw a tweet the other day that was kind of bagging on The Queen’s Gambit as an example of television that could’ve been a movie, because television is at its most basic the episode model. So many shows in the streaming age are like this, 8 hour movies, which essentially makes the individual episodes feel unimportant. This is why The Sopranos is what it is, because each episode was different and self-contained, yet thematic through-lines and character/plot development still carried over. The show was hell-bent on the integrity of the episode, and that is why it succeeded. As far as performances go, well what hasn’t already been said about Gandolfini and Falco? The best, all timers, and I say that about both of them, because Gandolfini is sensational and beyond words but Falco matches him every step of the way. My favorite performances besides the two leads is probably Drea De Matteo (and her episode is maybe my favorite of the series) and Michael Imperioli. Bracco is obviously good, but not Falco good. Even though this show only ended in 2007, watching it felt like a bit of a time capsule, and I understood how it was the bridge between old and new television. The standard family drama and almost procedural-esque plot of the week mixed with psychological anaylsis and multiple season-long arcs, it was the best of both worlds. I’m obviously not the first person to say that, but still, it feels true. Feels great to have checked it off my list, but I miss having new episodes to watch already. Also, do people talk enough about how it’s fucking hilarious?

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Kay
    Joined:
    Feb 22nd, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203830954

    Brothers and Sisters. Just started season 2… what an extraordinary family. They are all over the place yet very funny and entertaining. And it’s cute seeing gay Matthew Rhys. And oh my word Sally Field is serving!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Kay
    Joined:
    Feb 22nd, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203838849

    Brothers and Sisters. Just started season 2… what an extraordinary family. They are all over the place yet very funny and entertaining. And it’s cute seeing gay Matthew Rhys. And oh my word Sally Field is serving!

    I just unexpectedly saw Viola Davis on this show and I’m shaken to the core at how far she’s come.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Victor
    Joined:
    Jun 18th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203838855

    Then…there’s The Sopranos. When I started binging this in the summer, I have to admit, it took me a second. It was clearly product of 1999, and for a little bit I had a hard time seeing past that. Until I did, and when I did….whew. I saw a tweet the other day that was kind of bagging on The Queen’s Gambit as an example of television that could’ve been a movie, because television is at its most basic the episode model. So many shows in the streaming age are like this, 8 hour movies, which essentially makes the individual episodes feel unimportant. This is why The Sopranos is what it is, because each episode was different and self-contained, yet thematic through-lines and character/plot development still carried over. The show was hell-bent on the integrity of the episode, and that is why it succeeded. As far as performances go, well what hasn’t already been said about Gandolfini and Falco? The best, all timers, and I say that about both of them, because Gandolfini is sensational and beyond words but Falco matches him every step of the way. My favorite performances besides the two leads is probably Drea De Matteo (and her episode is maybe my favorite of the series) and Michael Imperioli. Bracco is obviously good, but not Falco good. Even though this show only ended in 2007, watching it felt like a bit of a time capsule, and I understood how it was the bridge between old and new television. The standard family drama and almost procedural-esque plot of the week mixed with psychological anaylsis and multiple season-long arcs, it was the best of both worlds. I’m obviously not the first person to say that, but still, it feels true. Feels great to have checked it off my list, but I miss having new episodes to watch already. Also, do people talk enough about how it’s fucking hilarious?

    My God, you said it all, i binge watched earlier this year and I was left speechless EVERY SINGLE EPISODE, i think I never been so hooked, i think I finished it all in like, 4 days? Yes, call me crazy, but it was that addictive, also, the episode “Pine Barrens” has to be one of the most funniest episodes of history.

    RIP Gandolfini, one of the all timers.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    t-clark
    Joined:
    Feb 11th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203841749

    Watching:
    – The Crown S4
    – We Are Who We Are
    – The Undoing
    – The Act

    Just Finished
    – The Queens Gambit
    – The Good Fight S4
    – The Boys S2
    – Carnivale S2

    Absolutely devastated HBO cancelled Carnivale back in 2005! That is a story and mythology I need to see in it imagined entirety – a show well before it’s time. I had been putting watching it for 12 years knowing it was cancelled, SO GLAD I FINALLY WATCHED IT! The atmosphere, world building, characters and mythology … could have been big had it been allowed to be fully fleshed out.

    Up next on the list:
    – Raised by Wolves (S1)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Kay
    Joined:
    Feb 22nd, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203842276

    Westworld S1. It should’ve swept the Emmys

    1. Outstanding Drama Series
    2. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Anthony Hopkins
    3. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Evan Rachel Wood
    4. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Thandie Newton
    5. Outsanding Directing for a Drama Series : The Bicameral Mind

    Sweep without Jeffrey Wright? Hell no

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Dan Backslide
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203842326

    Westworld should’ve only won for Newton that first season.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    wolfali
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203847987

    Just a reminder to people to watch the fantastic I Hate Suzie. Now streaming on HBO Max.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203848119

    Second the I Hate Suzie mention, it was phenomenally made and short binge too. Best of both worlds.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    mafro987
    Joined:
    Jan 23rd, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203854055

    Mr Robot season 3 and 4 rewatch now that the show is over. I could write about/critique the world view and politics of this show all day, but I don’t want the post to be too long. The final two episodes ended the show brilliantly, and surprisingly pulled more emotion out of me than I was expecting.

    The writing however, remained wildly uneven throughout the two seasons, with muddled execution of the central concepts and bad character development in service of moving the plot forward. A decision I particularly didn’t like was writing the Wellicks out of the show after spending hours supposedly establishing them as important to the story. It felt like Esmail didn’t know how to continue that subplot and just decided to write them out of the show, and Cornelliussen/Wallstrom were wasted despite giving two of the best performances. Wallstrom’s final episode was very poor. Even the set pieces (arguably the best aspect of the show) in season 3 were constructed poorly. It’s such an ambitious show, but the show too rarely matched that ambition. The ending made it worth it though.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
    Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Pranshu
    Joined:
    Apr 1st, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203881966

    Binge watching American Crime Story and just can’t help but wonder why Cody Fern & Connie Britton were snubbed for their respective seasons?!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Dan Backslide
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203882090

    Binge watching American Crime Story and just can’t help but wonder why Cody Fern & Connie Britton were snubbed for their respective seasons?!

    Well Cody Fern can be chalked up to being a complete unknown in a cast of big names. Connie Britton is chalked up to her barely being in it and having nothing of substance to work with.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Jessie2044
    Joined:
    Sep 8th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203882167

    Just finished with the recent season of The Crown (been very busy) and I love it. From the production design to costumes to the performances… everything was spectacular!!!

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 91 through 105 (of 147 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
gabspss - Mar 5, 2021
Television
Allan V... - Mar 4, 2021
Television
Allan V... - Mar 4, 2021
Television