Finished Deadwood, Lost, Mad Men.. What's next?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

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    I did the same thing with the Americans, got bored and left it a few seasons back but watched the finale. Didn't feel lost or like I'd missed a thing!
     
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  2. Brenald79

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    The OP is currently watching this and you’re going to comment about how it ends?
     
  3. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    Oh no! A misstep on my part. Too late to do anything about it now. @alexpop, don't read my previous post. I messed up and dropped a spoiler.
     
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  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    it was good Season 1/2, no inclination in spending $50. on box set this month though to see 3/4/5/6 seasons.
     
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  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Watching Dexter season 1 ... Stylish show, like Florida location. Forensic police officer who catches killers, then kills them in suitable chop chop decaptation fashion. Different :D Season one should satisfy. 7/10
     
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  6. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    Dexter is great. Or at least some seasons are.

    The first three are spectacular. Big thumbs up for all 3.

    The 4th has some good stuff but I didn't like it as much for a couple reasons I won't go into.

    I liked season 5, felt it had some a really cool & interesting twist; big thumbs up on that one too.

    I felt it started to go downhill a bit with S6 but it still held up OK and ended with a huge dramatic cliffhanger twist.

    S7 was a rebound season for me, some really cool stuff happened. But everything fell apart with the last season. It turned into a stupid overcomplicated mess culminating in one of the worst finale/endings in TV show history. For me anyways..
     
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    The Killing.(Forbydelsen 2007/2012).
    Danish language is s lot harder than Swedish to pronounce, thankfully subtitles.
     
  8. Brenald79

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    Trust on FX directed by Danny Boyle. Donald Sutherland stars. One of the best true crime series. Prefered it over the other 2 FX shows that cleaned up at the Emmy’s (The Americans, The Assasination Of Versace).
     
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  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    That's a good tip. Finding American Horror Story season 1 all over the place, not finding it horroresqe or scary .,more oddball.
     
  10. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

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    I think AHS was the benefactor of a killa promotional campaign. The ads plus the music were very promising but....for me, the whole 'schtick' has faded. Worst thing a horror show can be is boring. I hoped this latest season was going to be a return to form but I watched the 1st episode and what can I say? The following 3 eps are all lined up in the dvr, we'll see if I ever get to them. From what I've read, it doesn't feel like I'm missing much.
     
  11. Chris from Chicago

    Chris from Chicago Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes

    What's next? All of the unfunny comedies that are on, apparently.
     
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  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Sticking with Dexter, after season one, i was won over. I'll get complete DVD box next.
     
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  13. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Breaking Bad..I have.10/10.
    What's" Six Feet Under " like ?
     
  14. krisjay

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    The Path was pretty good. Sad to see it didn't get picked back up.
     
  15. Chris from Chicago

    Chris from Chicago Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes

    Dexter started out amazingly. But you might want to crash that Honda before you get to the finale.
     
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  16. Brenald79

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    Excellent choice :D.
     
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  17. bartels76

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    Well the guy from Dexter is in it so that has it going for you. It was on HBO. It’s about a family running a funeral home. It’s a very dark comedy/drama and all the acting is impeccable in it. It also has one of the best series finales in television. You will be hooked on Episode 1. Give it a shot. Everyone else on this thread that hasn’t seen this show should as well.
     
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  18. slipkid

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    I've heard of it and was always curious but never checked it out for reasons I can't recall. Probably only so much time available....
     
  19. slipkid

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    I don't remember what all box sets they came out with but I bought the "blood slide box" one when that came out. The idea for the design was great (giving us a box that looks like Dexter's victim slide collection except that the blood slides inside are holders for the DVDs) but the execution was cheap cheap cheap - instead of a wooden box we got some kind of crappy cardboardish thing with a fake wood printout wrapped around it. The ads for it looked so much cooler than it actually is.

    Btw, that show has some great memorable/funny lines in it. The character of Masuka (a work friend of Dexter's) has the best ones, he is great comic relief. Two that I remember off top of my head:

    "When it comes to matters of the heart, always follow your dick"

    and

    "All this waiting around......it's like being a born again Christian"


    Dexter's sister Debra has some great lines too. She is what you would describe a "potty mouth" which works really well humor-wise.

    Here's one you can use on any occasion when you want to express surprise or shock...let's see how I can say this and get past the forum's censorship filter...

    "HOLY FILET OF PHUCK!!!"


    Then there is the over the top way of saying "uh no thanks, I'd rather not" ----
    "I'D RATHER PUT A CAMPFIRE OUT WITH MY FACE!"
     
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  20. bartels76

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    Check it out. You won't regret it.
     
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  21. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    I will add it to my list!
     
  22. If I recall, the showrunner was changed after season four and the entire series goes down the tubes.
     
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  23. Brenald79

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  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    That's the problem when you mention
    a interest in a show, pesky spoilers.
    Don't mind " great series, 10/10" but not" too bad about the ending ...when"
     
  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Saying that, thanks for all the suggestions folks . Think I've managed to watch a least 75%/80% of your suggestions!!!!
     

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