TV - What's your passion (NON-sports)?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by VF21, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Padrino

    Padrino Well-Known Member

    but my god, how good was that ending?!

    "...we dug coal together."

    my heart ached for, like, a week straight.
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  2. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I've put off buying the series on DVD (Netflix isn't an option up here) but I know it won't be long before I have to watch it again.
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  3. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Okay, 3 episodes in and I'm hooked. Emerald City is clever, dark and complex.
  4. gil renard

    gil renard Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm a big fan of history-based dramas also. Care to share some of your favorites? I'll tell you some of the ones we liked:

    Rome
    Spartacus (really adult oriented, don't watch with little kids or grandma in the room)
    The Borgias
    The Tudors
    Marco Polo (probably historically inaccurate, but still fun)
    Deadwood
    Hell on Wheels
    Narcos
    Vikings

    Really interested in watching Turn, it takes place during the American Revolution...have you seen it yet?
  5. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Our lists are similar.

    I watched Turn for the first season but then drifted away. I'm not sure why.

    If you haven't caught Victoria on Masterpiece yet, it promises to be pretty interesting. I liked Jenna Coleman in Doctor Who and, thus far, am really enjoying her interpretation of Victoria.
  6. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

  7. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    I was disappointed that there was no new episode of Scorpion this week, especially since the last episode was the first one in quite some time that I really didn't like. I can't help but wonder if and/or how many episodes the writers had to re-write this season, due to Elyes Glabel and Katherine McPhee's RL breakup last summer.
  8. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    WHAT?!?!?!? I didn't even know they were together. :)
  9. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    For real? I thought that it was fairly common knowledge: they started dating during the filming of Season 1.

    I could have sworn I'd mentioned that two years ago but, apparently, a board search only turns up Elyes Glabel's name twice: the last two posts.
  10. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Interesting...

    I've watched every episode of Scorpion, and I think there's a definite chemistry there between them - even now.

    In other news, I watched the premiere of Superior Donuts. I like it. Reminds me a bit of Chico and the Man.
  11. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

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    Thought this was funny.
    For those who don't see it, look at the last book on the right.
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  12. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    ... Do you have to have some level of appreciation for the first five books, in order to get the joke?
  13. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    I actually have not read/watched the series, but I believe the joke plays on the idea that a very very very very large number of characters die. Whenever my friends have been reading AGOT, they always seem to complain that just when they get into a character, they get killed.
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  14. Warhawk

    Warhawk The cake is a lie. Staff Member Contributor

    Including some MAJOR characters you think will be important for series continuation. I've been reading along and all of a sudden a character dies and I'm like, "WTF?!?!?"

    Now I'm waiting for the next book to come out. I bought a box set with the first five books not too long ago and plowed through them in short order. One hard part is that these books have so many characters you have to stay on top of. When you finish the series so far and the wait is so long for the next book, I may have to go back and re-read one or two to remember them all!
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  15. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I'm watching the premiere of 24 Legacy. This better not disappoint. Seriously.
  16. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    So, a little less than eight years ago, we had a "Make Your Own Movie" draft, and I just found out that one of the actors that I picked as part of my supporting cast for that movie is the female lead in a new FOX show, called APB. It's only the second time that I've even heard her name mentioned in anything, since we did that draft... I think that I'm almost honor-bound to give that show a shot.
  17. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    I'm also intrigued by the notion that I'm one of six people who participated in that draft whose movie could hypothetically still get made in 2017, without any cast/crew changes.
  18. Hoovtrain

    Hoovtrain Well-Known Member

    Just wrapped up season 2 of The Missing. Fantastic show (albeit devastating ) and a great follow up to season 1.. hoping they do 1 more season.
  19. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Every time I make the mistake of visiting the Previously.tv forums, I find myself confronted by how the most frequent posters there consume television in a way that is almost, but not quite, entirely dissimilar to me. Or, perhaps more accurately, they consume television in a way that is almost exactly like me, but from a point of view that is one hundred eighty degrees in the opposite direction.
  20. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    There are only a few episodes left of Bates Motel. This show has kept me riveted from the very beginning. You really get to see inside the psyche of Norman Bates growing up, from the moment he and his mother bought the small motel. You learn the whole twisted backstory...If you haven't watched this, it would be perfect for binge viewing.
  21. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Update: It sucks.
  22. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    Season premiere of The Americans tonight.

    Also, I am really enjoying This is Us, although... if they renamed it This is Randall, I'd like it just as much. Maybe even better.
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  23. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    I binge watched all of Stargate: SG-1. I am a Richard Dean Anderson fan because of his skills but also because he went to high school and college with the mother of my children. I also have huge respect for the man because he quit acting to raise his daughter.
  24. Glenn

    Glenn Well-Known Member Contributor

    I tried to watch Bates Motel a few tears ago and I didn't like it. Maybe I should have hung in there.
  25. Hoovtrain

    Hoovtrain Well-Known Member

    Looking fwd to the This is us Finale tonight. Should be real uplifting
  26. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Channel surfing a few weeks ago, I stumbled across Outsiders on WGN. Now I have to find a way to watch all the episodes I missed. (NetFlix isn't an option for me, unfortunately.) Very interesting and unique series so far.
  27. Hoovtrain

    Hoovtrain Well-Known Member

    Isn't it about some backwoods folk?
    Depending on who your carrier is, You should be able to get it on demand . Or if you have Amazon Fire TV (about $100) you can get it
  28. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    It's kind of like Justified from the clan family point of view...sorta. (Of course no Walton Goggins or Timothy Olyphant. :(

    From Wikipedia:
    I've got DishNet for both TV and Internet, which means my bandwidth for watching streaming video is severely limited. I may have to wait until the next time I visit my daughter in Sacramento and then stay up all night watching.
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  29. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

    In other news, the only zombie show I actually like finally makes its return April 4th!
  30. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    And the name of the show is?

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