What TV Are You Watching?

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Just for anything good, Fortean or otherwise, that might not seem to need a thread of its own.

I've just started Chance, with Hugh Lawrie. Really good noir. Ingenue. Mid lifer losing the plot. Kind of a Breaking Bad for the late 20teens, yearwise. Enjoying it thoroughly. Have always liked Ethan Suplee since I saw him in American History X. Into episode 5 now. Sensing where it might go, but that's half the joy - seeing how it plays out according to your own detective work. Chance's past history will unfold through this little mystery like a flower. Still in bud though, so no spoilers without alerts if you please.
Anyone into it?

What are you watching / anticipating?
 
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Chance is great, I'm nearly finished S2 which probably hasn't been as good as the first but still worth it. Just started S2 of Ray Donovan because I liked the first of that as well. Also on the go at the moment are
La Mante, French serial killer stuff.
Black Mirror.
Tin Star, which I thought started out good but is dragging a bit, maybe should have been 10 episodes.
Endeavour.
The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure, for light relief.

The good thing about telly today is you can have more shows on the go at a time.

I'd really like to get to see Britannia.
 

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I bought The Deuce hoping it was going to be a critical takedown of the pornolization of modern culture, and was about to watch it when its star James Franco was accused by a number of women of sexual harassment. I can't win! I will get around to it, I suppose, but the enthusiasm's left me.

In other US TV news, Lethal Weapon remains a top watch. Total dad TV, but very well done. Better than Lethal Weapon 4, anyway.

Bit sad there was no QI XL yesterday. Sandi Toksvig has been excellent as a replacement host, she's made the show her own. She was on Room 101 last Friday where everyone was getting along famously, one of the better episodes.

Mastermind and Only Connect are my favourite quizzes (can't get into University Challenge). Always get a thrill when I get an answer right.

The Walking Dead's back next week. I'll stick with it, I suppose.
 
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Van Helsing the TV Series, set after a contemporary Vampire Apocalypse. Season 2 is even better than S1. Great SF/Horror. On Netflix. "The only thing returning to Dmitri will be your head!"

Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville, both great.

Law & Order: SVU. Hard hitting detective drama.

The Blacklist: Conspiracy, Deep State with elements of SF at times.

Vikings: great stuff!

Requiem: supernatural (?) thriller on BBC1.
 

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These are the regular series I'm currently watching .

Blacklist
Supernatural
The Magicians
Falling Water
Counterpart
The Alienist
 

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I gave up on television a good number of years back and lived with just YouTube for about ten years. I then subscribed to Netflix mostly to watch Stranger Things, but to be honest I've only maintained the subscription because my daughter likes to watch Peppa Pig and My Little Pony. I like watching some of the old films and series they upload, but--frankly--this is the Internet: you can already find most of what you want if you look hard enough. I might watch the Ash Vs Evil Dead series again as I didn't finish it (I was enjoying it but then got snowed under with work).

So I suppose my roundabout answer is that I've been watching Peppa Pig and My Little Pony. The latter is far too sophisticated for the target audience (like Spongebob Squarepants), but then, as ever, you don't have to spot the references to enjoy the story on its own terms. The former receives my approval as a father for being generally suitable as well as accurately portraying the typical family dynamic.
 
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Currently watching...
  • Star Trek Discovery
  • Gotham S3
  • Stranger Things S2
  • Better Call Saul S2
  • Pointless
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
  • Only Connect
  • University Challenge
  • Back In Time For Tea
  • Antiques Road Trip
  • QI XL
  • Room 101
  • Top Of The Pops 1985
 

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Does anyone know when the new Dr Who episodes will air in the US?
Which new Dr Who episodes, Jodie Whittaker's? They've only just started filming. No date has been announced for broadcast but the autumn seems likely (when they will presumably also air on BBC America).
 

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Which new Dr Who episodes, Jodie Whittaker's? They've only just started filming. No date has been announced for broadcast but the autumn seems likely (when they will presumably also air on BBC America).
Thanks...I thought they had already finished some since she already did the final episode with Capaldi.
Wonder why they are taking so long?
 

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Currently watching...
  • Star Trek Discovery
  • Gotham S3
  • Stranger Things S2
  • Better Call Saul S2
  • Pointless
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
  • Only Connect
  • University Challenge
  • Back In Time For Tea
  • Antiques Road Trip
  • QI XL
  • Room 101
  • Top Of The Pops 1985
I like the cut of your jib, sir! Almost the same as what I'm watching!
 

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They always take a long time. And only ration out 6 episodes a year.
I gave up watching Who in frustration.
Maybe you gave up watching because you hadn't realised you'd missed seven episodes a year?
 

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Do they? Have they upped their game since I stopped watching?
Blimey.
It still won't get me back.
Nope, it's been thirteen episodes a year since it returned in 2005, just like an American TV season. No wonder you didn't like it - "I can't believe they never explained what Bad Wolf was!"
 

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Just finished Mindhunter on Netflix - four episodes directed by David Fincher - my fav show from last year along with Twin Peaks:
Based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

Set in 1977 – in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how they think with the hope of applying this knowledge to solving ongoing cases.
 

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Nope, it's been thirteen episodes a year since it returned in 2005, just like an American TV season. No wonder you didn't like it - "I can't believe they never explained what Bad Wolf was!"

A few exceptions:

Tennant's final year was 4 specials.

Just prior to the 50th anniversary, they had 6 episodes at the end of 2012, then the Xmas special, then the remaining 7 episodes starting in March.

2016 only had a Xmas special.


Also, I believe it's been reduced to 10 + Xmas special for Chibnall's run as producer.
 
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Recently started Altered Carbon and The Frankenstein Chronicles, both on Netflix and thoroughly enjoyable so far.

On iPlayer, it's Requiem, Troy, Collateral and This Country.
Getting a bit bored with Requiem, must say. Collateral is great.
 

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I'm a sucker for a quiz show and regularily watch Pointless, The Chase, Eggheads, Only Connect, Mastermind and Countdown.

Also historical documentaries: there's one by Mary Beard on iPlayer about the Roman Empire at the moment and there was one by Lucy Worsely on the wives of Henry VIII recently.

I recently binge watched Inside No 9 as iPlayer had all the series up. Now I'm going to give The Fall of Troy a go.

Also The Archiveologists is quire fun though nsfw. It features Diane Morgan, best known as Philomena Cunk.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09sz12j
 
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Recently started Altered Carbon and The Frankenstein Chronicles, both on Netflix and thoroughly enjoyable so far.

On iPlayer, it's Requiem, Troy, Collateral and This Country.
Getting a bit bored with Requiem, must say. Collateral is great.
Ah! I'll give The frankenstein Chronicles a try then.

Requiem really picks up in episode 5 and has a great ending.
 

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Currently binge (re)watching Dexter.

I've just watched a couple of interesting historical documentaries: The always-excellent Mary Beard on Julius Caesar and Hannibal's Elephant Army: The New Evidence. The second promised more than it delivered, but held my attention.

Anything featuring the delightfully impish and hugely engaging Lucy Worsley.

I'm deeply disappointed by The Orville. Every episode is just a PC lecture with tedious dollops of sermonising. To misquote Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn: "If you want to send a message, use Western Union."

I recently enjoyed Stranger Things all over again. Nice to see Winona not quite so mad.

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Ah! I'll give The frankenstein Chronicles a try then.
Do so. Mary Shelley, William Blake and Charles Dickens all make an appearance.

Requiem really picks up in episode 5 and has a great ending.
Good, cos that's all I have left to watch.

Currently binge (re)watching Dexter.
Enjoyed that but it went on a bit. 10 series? Have you tried Hannibal? They bloody cancelled it and I thought it was great.
 
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I'm deeply disappointed by The Orville. Every episode is just a PC lecture with tedious dollops of sermonising. To misquote Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn: "If you want to send a message, use Western Union."
I honestly thought they were sending up PC stuff!

I liked the way some episodes could have been in STOS with less laughs.
 
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