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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2019, 12:50:27 PM »
I'm 6 episodes into Alcatraz (2012) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_(TV_series)

It got canceled after a 13-episode single season but I can't imagine why - other than the fact that it was on Fox, who has a track record of canceling every promising show I like LOL

One of the main characters is the guy from Jurassic Park but like, now he's old.  The main character played by Sarah Jones who is wicked cute.

Anyway, reminds me a lot of person of interest but with a different background.  Each episode stands alone with bad-guy of the week, but there's a captivating overall mystery pseduo-sci-fi story arc. 
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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2019, 11:27:09 AM »
I finished all 13 episodes of Alcatraz this morning.  It ended by answering many of the story arc's big questions but, like any such serial drama, left a few questions and pretty big cliff hanger for a season 2 that never happened.  It's a shame, I really enjoyed it.  The ending isn't so horrible that it's not worth watching. I still recommend it.  It well written, well acted and production value is pretty good for TV (especially considering it was from like 6 or 7 years ago)

Not sure if it's on netflix/hulu/amazon but I watched it on cwseed.com for free (because it was recommended after I finished watching the latest episode of "The 100" which is now in it's 6th season)
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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2019, 12:08:50 PM »
I just finished binge watching Time After Time.  It was only 12 episodes. Apparently it got pulled off the air after 5 episodes but they did produce a full half-season and that 12th episode, though it has a cliff hanger, does tie up all the loose ends from the story arc.

I mean, I guess it sucked because the review say so and it got canceled super early -- but honestly I really enjoyed it.   Totally worth a few nights of your time.
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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2019, 07:18:52 PM »
Finished Barry and True Detective 1 & 3 and canceled HBO.

Still working through Catastrophe and Please Like Me. Please Like Me season 3 was really good. I'm trying to finish the shorter season 4 so I can cancel Hulu.

Haven't gone back to Maisel. Still might.

Occasionally put on Orange is the New Black season 2 but can't stay into it. I heard the last season was good so I might just watch that and call it a day.

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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2019, 07:20:58 PM »
HBO - True Detective Season 3

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I don't think I've seen the lead guy in anything else, but holy shit - he is good.

I mean... he has won two Oscars already.

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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2019, 08:09:03 PM »
HBO - True Detective Season 3

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I don't think I've seen the lead guy in anything else, but holy shit - he is good.

I mean... he has won two Oscars already.

I have not scene him before. Which season did you like better 1 or 3
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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2019, 10:31:06 PM »
Not shocked you hadn't seen him, but yeah he is pretty good.

Definitely liked season 1 better than 3. The story was more tense. The middle episodes were more interesting.

I "liked" the s3 characters better but they weren't super interesting and the main character of s3 was just a little too plodding with everything.

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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2019, 06:11:37 AM »
The Good Place is a blast.  The Boys and Carnival Row are also. 

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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2021, 02:26:28 AM »
Ted Lasso - AppleTV+
I've got to put in a plug for this. Only 6 episodes in (out of 10) but I like it a lot. My favorite show since Fleabag. It's a comedy, lots of quick jokes, has a plot but not very heavy, and generally has a really good heart. Most TV I watch is about people being dicks to each other so it's nice to see something that is not that. Not worth getting AppleTV+ all by itself but if you have access to it, it's worth a try.


Succession - HBOMax
Speaking of people being dicks to each other, I've been struggling to get through season 1 of this one. I saw a bunch of people saying good things about season two so I thought I'd give it a try but I'm not sure I'm going to make it that far. It's well made just not "fun".


Umbrella Academy - Netflix
This has two seasons so far and we watched them last summer with the kids (who have since rewatched). Interesting/weird plot, some action, interesting/weird characters. It's not a superhero type show despite the fact that the characters are styled as superheroes.


Other notable stuff we've watched in the last year or so: Upload from Amazon Prime, Queen's Gambit and Dear White People (Sn 1) from Netflix, Narcos (Sn 1) from HBOMax, and Mandalorian and Wandavision from Disney+. I also finished The Americans finally and am catching up on Halt and Catch Fire season 2.

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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2021, 09:30:04 AM »
I'm really bad at watching full shows while they're happening but I've been watching Wandavision and I'm hooked and eagerly awaiting its final few episodes.
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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2021, 10:27:09 AM »
We have been waiting to start Wandavision - but I think it's time.  I keep having to avoid things that are posted online because we're not caught up.

I'm really enjoying 'The Boys' on Amazon.  We're also watching Outlander for a second time.  It's a really great show for history nerds and even if you're not.

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Re: Interesting/favorite streaming shows right now
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2021, 01:32:47 PM »
we started Umbrella Academy a while back, but lost interest a few episodes in - this week I've been binging Shameless at night - what an awesome show.
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