What are you watching right now?

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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Felstaff » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:13 am

They took House, M.D. off of UK Netflix, which is frustrating as I only had 8 episodes to go. At uni in 2004 I watched the ornery Greg House from the beginning during its initial run--the UK Netflix version doesn't have the Massive Attack theme tune at the start, but the Singaporean one instead--but I sorta drifted away early on in series 7 (2011ish?) around the time House and Cuddy got together. Over the past few years of Netflixin', I've rewatched the whole thing from the start at a glacial pace: an episode here, an episode there; great fun all round. Then they take it off on January 1st, mere days after I'd watched episode 170 of 178. That's 127.5 hours of House! Thirty minutes longer than that guy waited before cutting his arm off.

Looking into other methods of acquiring those elusive last eight. Legally, I could purchase the DVD box set for 50 great british dollars at my local CEX. Questionably legally, I could quite easily set up a VPN, wear a cowboy hat, and watch Netflix like an American. Illegally, there's always torrents, but I need everything to be at the bare minimum quadra-ultra-4k-mega-HD now, and I am generally wealthy enough to stay clear of piracy. Though I did d/l the latest episode of The Curse of Oak Island. Shit was so cash.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Kaharz » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:43 pm

I watched almost all of house, but it started to get too depressing so I just read plot summaries of the last few episodes and I'm happy with my choice.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:21 pm

Kaharz wrote:I watched almost all of house, but it started to get too depressing so I just read plot summaries of the last few episodes and I'm happy with my choice.

That's about what I did. With shows like that, I'm cool with some dramatic non-quotidian cavorting on season finales, but when there start to be big plot arcs that take up a lot of the show I quickly lose interest once I miss an episode or two, because who can catch up after that?!

I've been trying to find moderately legal ways to watch Westerworld at the moment.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Astrogirl » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:32 pm

I watched all of House and have the TV recordings ... but in German, so I guess they wouldn't be much use to you.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby smiley_cow » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:59 am

Felstaff wrote:They took House, M.D. off of UK Netflix, which is frustrating as I only had 8 episodes to go. At uni in 2004 I watched the ornery Greg House from the beginning during its initial run--the UK Netflix version doesn't have the Massive Attack theme tune at the start, but the Singaporean one instead--but I sorta drifted away early on in series 7 (2011ish?) around the time House and Cuddy got together. Over the past few years of Netflixin', I've rewatched the whole thing from the start at a glacial pace: an episode here, an episode there; great fun all round. Then they take it off on January 1st, mere days after I'd watched episode 170 of 178. That's 127.5 hours of House! Thirty minutes longer than that guy waited before cutting his arm off.

Looking into other methods of acquiring those elusive last eight. Legally, I could purchase the DVD box set for 50 great british dollars at my local CEX. Questionably legally, I could quite easily set up a VPN, wear a cowboy hat, and watch Netflix like an American. Illegally, there's always torrents, but I need everything to be at the bare minimum quadra-ultra-4k-mega-HD now, and I am generally wealthy enough to stay clear of piracy. Though I did d/l the latest episode of The Curse of Oak Island. Shit was so cash.


Could you buy the last 8 episodes off iTunes? That's what I usually do when I just want one or a few episodes of a tv show. They're like 3 (Canadian) dollars each here (2 if you don't mind them not being in HD but that doesn't sound like an option for you.)
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:09 am

Felstaff wrote:They took House, M.D. off of UK Netflix, which is frustrating as I only had 8 episodes to go. At uni in 2004 I watched the ornery Greg House from the beginning during its initial run--the UK Netflix version doesn't have the Massive Attack theme tune at the start, but the Singaporean one instead--but I sorta drifted away early on in series 7 (2011ish?) around the time House and Cuddy got together. Over the past few years of Netflixin', I've rewatched the whole thing from the start at a glacial pace: an episode here, an episode there; great fun all round. Then they take it off on January 1st, mere days after I'd watched episode 170 of 178. That's 127.5 hours of House! Thirty minutes longer than that guy waited before cutting his arm off.

Looking into other methods of acquiring those elusive last eight. Legally, I could purchase the DVD box set for 50 great british dollars at my local CEX. Questionably legally, I could quite easily set up a VPN, wear a cowboy hat, and watch Netflix like an American. Illegally, there's always torrents, but I need everything to be at the bare minimum quadra-ultra-4k-mega-HD now, and I am generally wealthy enough to stay clear of piracy. Though I did d/l the latest episode of The Curse of Oak Island. Shit was so cash.


That's a shame. The last few episodes of the final season were kind of a payoff for how mediocre the show became in the last couple of seasons.
Seasons 1-3 were great.
Season 4 was interesting, especially since it was in the middle of the WG strike.
Season 5 was pretty good.
Season 6, 7 and the first half of 8 were decent.
But the end of s8 paid off a fair bit of the mediocrity of s6-8, in my opinion.

My favourite episode is still s03e12, "One Day, One Room". So, so good.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby kiwichan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:12 pm

I am watching a review on new video games and playing Darts Sim at a shitty flash game website. I like multitasking 8) Then I will watch Lord of the Rings as I have some free time today. This happens not very often these days.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Astrogirl » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:18 pm

I'm rewatching all of Bones and I'm watching the first two episodes of Chuck because a friend insisted. Not sure if I'll continue, it's fun but is it worth the money and time ...
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Muntic0re » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:34 pm

Right now I am going to watch the new season of Magicians. I love this tv show! :P
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:12 am

Finished Westworld a few days ago.
I probably would've started earlier if someone would've recommended it as "kind of thematically parallel to Dollhouse". Sadly there are too few who've actually seen Dollhouse.

It's an excellent watch.
The writing is some of the best I've seen.
The acting is pretty incredible and pretty much anytime it is mediocre it ends up being a plot device.*
The music is incredible (and that's even without my delight at their continual use of Radiohead).
And it's a philosophical minefield, and I just love that.**
I can wholly recommend.


*I thought Thandie Newton was horribly under-used/miscast/poorly-acted until the plot developed.
** Granted, I wonder if my enjoyment would be that much greater without having seen Dollhouse multiple times previously. There are a number of quandries that Westworld brings up that I had already chewed on because of Dollhouse.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:36 am

I have been meaning to get around to watching it for a couple months now. Currently on the first season of Broadchurch, which is quite good. David Tennant and Olivia Colman solving a boy's murder. Relatively joyless I have to say.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:04 am

Liriodendron_fagotti wrote:Currently on the first season of Broadchurch, which is quite good. David Tennant and Olivia Colman solving a boy's murder. Relatively joyless I have to say.


I don't have a problem with a dark TV show, but I've steered away from Broadchurch because I've seen so many people who were turned off by it's bleakness.

Of those forum member's who've seen Happy Valley and Broadchurch, how do they compare? Roughly the same bleak atmosphere, or is Broadchurch worse?
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:31 am

I was being brief since I was on my phone - it's definitely not too bad. Tennant gets some solid wit in occasionally, Coleman some Peep Show awkwardness. I think people might be especially sensitive about it because it's the Doctor, y'know? It's definitely not as dark as The Fall - also a British Netflix crime drama.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Kaharz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:04 am

I started watching the US version of Shameless. I think it might be better than the UK version, but a big part of that is because I can understand what they are saying almost all the time, as opposed to 60% of the time. Plus William H Macy. He is a damn American treasure.

I know there aren't a ton of US adaptations of UK shows, but so far the only one I thought was better was The Office. And a lot of that was down to the differences between US and UK humor. There was hope for Michael Scott in the US version, but he was just an awkward ass in the UK version. I love Gervais, I just think the US version was more empathetic.

Edit: Joan Cusack was always my 2nd biggest Hollywood crush, but she has definitely moved up to #1.
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Re: What are you watching right now?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:44 am

Kaharz wrote:Edit: Joan Cusack was always my 2nd biggest Hollywood crush, but she has definitely moved up to #1.



Dear God. Are you serious? Joan Cusack might just be my kryptonite in regards to TV/Cinema.
Presuming a 5-star scale, any movie that has Joan Cusack in it, regardless of how good it is, is lowered by at least 1 star.
I'd be tempted to give High Fidelity a 5* rating, but Joan Cusack is in it (albeit in a minor role), so it gets a 4.
Grosse Point Blank is a lot of fun, so normally maybe 4 and 1/2 stars? But it has Joan so 3 and 1/2 at best.
Addams Family Values has a lot of fun stuff going for it, but Joan Cusack features heavily. It might even get 4-stars, but it Joan Cusack features heavily, so I can't give it more than 2.5 stars.
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