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« Reply #7200 on: January 13, 2022, 04:47:11 PM »
The Wire, The Sopranos, and Breaking Bad for me...not sure in what order though

I would concur. In fairness havent watched some the other biggies.

From memory was Lost series1 not excellent then gradually lost its way as it was obvious it was only ever designed to a be a 1/2 series, to much toing and froing. But i was happy enough with the end (and that it had ended lol)

Watched Lost the whole way through...went to the states on holiday when the last episode was on and never got round to actually watching it.

Have to say I also have a soft spot for Prison Break (I know season 3 onwards weren't as good but still loved it) and Vikings.

Bit like me and Twin Peaks back in the day. Huge fan but never watched the last episode....

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« Reply #7201 on: January 13, 2022, 05:11:03 PM »
I tend not to like the shows that end up getting silly. I lose interest in the likes of Lost, 24 and Prison Break etc. Some exceptions to the rule of course.

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« Reply #7202 on: January 13, 2022, 05:46:38 PM »
I tend not to like the shows that end up getting silly. I lose interest in the likes of Lost, 24 and Prison Break etc. Some exceptions to the rule of course.
The silliness is typically an indication that the writers sold the concept on a strong 2 or 3 series and eventually run out of ideas. I remember loving that show Heroes back in the day but it got really stupid; even Only Fools and Horses got incredibly weak towards the end. They should know when to pull the plug.

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« Reply #7203 on: January 13, 2022, 07:38:10 PM »
I tend not to like the shows that end up getting silly. I lose interest in the likes of Lost, 24 and Prison Break etc. Some exceptions to the rule of course.
The silliness is typically an indication that the writers sold the concept on a strong 2 or 3 series and eventually run out of ideas. I remember loving that show Heroes back in the day but it got really stupid; even Only Fools and Horses got incredibly weak towards the end. They should know when to pull the plug.

Only Fools should have plugged plug after he made the millions. But I've watched back subsequent episodes since and there are some comedy gold moments in them.

To me the Wire was overrated and even though watched till end couldn't understand hype.

Top 3 for me is Breaking Bad, Suits and the Sopranos.

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« Reply #7204 on: January 13, 2022, 07:40:54 PM »
I tend not to like the shows that end up getting silly. I lose interest in the likes of Lost, 24 and Prison Break etc. Some exceptions to the rule of course.
The silliness is typically an indication that the writers sold the concept on a strong 2 or 3 series and eventually run out of ideas. I remember loving that show Heroes back in the day but it got really stupid; even Only Fools and Horses got incredibly weak towards the end. They should know when to pull the plug.

Only Fools should have plugged plug after he made the millions. But I've watched back subsequent episodes since and there are some comedy gold moments in them.

To me the Wire was overrated and even though watched till end couldn't understand hype.

Top 3 for me is Breaking Bad, Suits and the Sopranos.

If you enjoyed Suits that much it probably explains why you donít get the Wire.

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« Reply #7205 on: January 13, 2022, 07:48:38 PM »
I tend not to like the shows that end up getting silly. I lose interest in the likes of Lost, 24 and Prison Break etc. Some exceptions to the rule of course.
The silliness is typically an indication that the writers sold the concept on a strong 2 or 3 series and eventually run out of ideas. I remember loving that show Heroes back in the day but it got really stupid; even Only Fools and Horses got incredibly weak towards the end. They should know when to pull the plug.

Only Fools should have plugged plug after he made the millions. But I've watched back subsequent episodes since and there are some comedy gold moments in them.

To me the Wire was overrated and even though watched till end couldn't understand hype.

Top 3 for me is Breaking Bad, Suits and the Sopranos.

If you enjoyed Suits that much it probably explains why you donít get the Wire.

#justsayib

Haha fair enough, I did enjoy the season of the Wire set in the school but that was about it.

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« Reply #7206 on: January 13, 2022, 09:51:45 PM »
Fleabag featured highly.
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« Reply #7207 on: January 14, 2022, 12:17:01 AM »
I would have love hate up pretty high. I thought it was fantastic.
Wholeheartedly agree, brilliant show.

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« Reply #7208 on: January 14, 2022, 09:13:01 AM »
I would have love hate up pretty high. I thought it was fantastic.
Wholeheartedly agree, brilliant show.

There are a few shows that I enjoyed as much, if not more, than many others and for some reason don't include them due to how they are perceived, for one reason or another.  24 is one of them, which I sort of exclude due to the far fetched nature of some aspects of it, but is it not all down to simply how enjoyable a show is.  The snobs out there will factor in screenplays/writing etc. something that the West Wing is lauded for.  But is it better/more enjoyable than 24?  Same thing with Love/Hate, because its small time compared to the big US/global shows, I definitely can't say that there were any shows I felt were better than Love/Hate.
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« Reply #7209 on: January 14, 2022, 10:46:25 AM »
Fleabag featured highly.

Thought it was totally over-rated.

Actually not even over-rated - just shite


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« Reply #7210 on: January 14, 2022, 11:53:54 AM »
Series 3 of Ricky Gervais' After Life released today. I enjoyed the first 2. Lots of dry humour, and also underlying messages and meaning to the show. Looking forward to watching the new episodes.

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« Reply #7211 on: January 14, 2022, 12:12:23 PM »
Series 3 of Ricky Gervais' After Life released today. I enjoyed the first 2. Lots of dry humour, and also underlying messages and meaning to the show. Looking forward to watching the new episodes.

Haven't watched S3 yet but the highlight of me in S2 was the actress from One Foot in the Grave (Margaret, the wife) playing a blinder as a cranky aul wan in a nursing home who was 100.

Pure gold.

Watching Mayor of Kingtown at the moment. Tis ok.

Dopesick was superb.

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« Reply #7212 on: January 14, 2022, 12:17:30 PM »
I would have love hate up pretty high. I thought it was fantastic.
Wholeheartedly agree, brilliant show.

There are a few shows that I enjoyed as much, if not more, than many others and for some reason don't include them due to how they are perceived, for one reason or another.  24 is one of them, which I sort of exclude due to the far fetched nature of some aspects of it, but is it not all down to simply how enjoyable a show is.  The snobs out there will factor in screenplays/writing etc. something that the West Wing is lauded for.  But is it better/more enjoyable than 24?  Same thing with Love/Hate, because its small time compared to the big US/global shows, I definitely can't say that there were any shows I felt were better than Love/Hate.

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« Reply #7213 on: January 14, 2022, 12:25:32 PM »
I would have love hate up pretty high. I thought it was fantastic.
Wholeheartedly agree, brilliant show.

There are a few shows that I enjoyed as much, if not more, than many others and for some reason don't include them due to how they are perceived, for one reason or another.  24 is one of them, which I sort of exclude due to the far fetched nature of some aspects of it, but is it not all down to simply how enjoyable a show is.  The snobs out there will factor in screenplays/writing etc. something that the West Wing is lauded for.  But is it better/more enjoyable than 24?  Same thing with Love/Hate, because its small time compared to the big US/global shows, I definitely can't say that there were any shows I felt were better than Love/Hate.

Yes, of course, appreciating good writing in a show is "snobbish". I find Gogglebox and First Dates can be quite enjoyable. That doesn't stop them being complete and utter shite.
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« Reply #7214 on: January 14, 2022, 12:31:58 PM »
What's The Last Kingdom like on Netflix? Thinking of diving in to that, seems to have got good reviews.