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

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

  1. Warhawk

    Warhawk The cake is a lie. Staff Member Contributor

    Just finished watching the first two seasons of Dark Matter on Netflix. Unfortunately on SciFi season 3 episode 1 is highlights only (full episodes from episode 2 on [last 5 shows I think] - why do the stupid networks shoot themselves in the foot like that? I'd watch the show on your website if you had the full season up there!). I am going to have to wait until season 3 is on Netflix to catch up.

    Not the greatest show, but somewhat in the vein of Firefly (and derivative of that to a certain extent), but I enjoy it. Interesting premise - a spaceship's crew wakes up in stasis pods to find that their memories have been wiped. They then have to try to piece together who they are, what their mission is, and how to survive given their pasts. Some good humor in there and I like the ship's android character as well - she plays the part well.
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  2. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I agree with the Firefly comparison. I watched the first year, but not sure why I didn't pick it back up for the 2nd. I may have to give it another look. :)
  3. Warhawk

    Warhawk The cake is a lie. Staff Member Contributor

    The special effects are definitely lower-budget at times, but the acting is decent to good most of the time and the characters are engaging.

    A friend also recommended The Expanse so I will likely give that a shot as well.
  4. Mr. S£im Citrus

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

    Killjoys is better. Fite me.
  5. Warhawk

    Warhawk The cake is a lie. Staff Member Contributor

    Never heard of it. I'll check it out.

    Edit: DVD only on Netflix, so that is out. Looks like full episodes are on SciFi channel online - less convenient, but still accessible!
  6. Warhawk

    Warhawk The cake is a lie. Staff Member Contributor

    Not based on the first two episodes. Will give it a few more to see if it improves....
  7. Mr. S£im Citrus

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

    Yeah, but you like to eat your steak well done, so your judgment is suspect.
  8. Warhawk

    Warhawk The cake is a lie. Staff Member Contributor

    That's medium-well, bud!
  9. Mr. S£im Citrus

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

    I've been seeing comments from a bunch of fragile-ass 'men' on the internet today, all up in their feelings about the new Doctor... why no comment on KingsFans.com? I thought that there were supposed to be some Doctor Who fans over here?!
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  10. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    When it comes to judging a new Doctor, I have to see him (or her in this case) in the role. The fact that the new Doctor is a woman makes no difference to me. The Master has been a woman for a while and no one has seemed to care.
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  11. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I have been a Doctor Who fan from the very beginning. I agree with Telemachus. The gender of the actor playing the role makes no difference. It is the writing and the ability of the actor to bring those words to life with his/her own spin while remaining true to the history of the character that matters most. If someone is now refusing to watch because a woman has been cast in the role, they have missed the whole point of the series.
  12. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I'm intrigued by Midnight, Texas - Kind of a combination of Grimm, Supernatural, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel. Little surprised, to be honest, to see it on NBC.
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  13. Hoovtrain

    Hoovtrain Well-Known Member

    Just finished Ozark in about 3 days...very good
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  14. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Just finished watching this week's episode of Will on TNT. Something totally absurd and yet so appropriate is the scene of young Will Shakespeare in a tavern with fellow players who start off reciting poetry and end up dancing to the lyrics of "Get Up Offa That Thang." Very clever writing and some inspired acting, especially by the actor who portrays Christopher Marlowe, makes this must see TV.
  15. Mr. S£im Citrus

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

    Waverly... how could you? :(
  16. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    I feel your pain.
  17. Mr. S£im Citrus

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

    Right? I mean, I don't expect them to go full Face Heel Turn with her, but I have a hard time seeing a path to her redemption, in my eyes.
  18. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Agreed. One of the things I like best about the show, however, is that it keeps going in directions I did not think possible.
  19. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Not sure why I wasn't watching The Last Ship, but I managed to catch up on the whole series just in time to watch the season premiere tonight.
  20. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    Game of Thrones' latest season has had more plot holes in it than a wight.
  21. pshn80

    pshn80 Well-Known Member

    Nothing has changed. Midsomer Murders continues to please even the second time around.

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