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  1. Hy-Def

    Hy-Def Chubbychu. (AKA Pikachu-bby (AKA Pikachu-BBW))

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    I finished Stranger Things recently and what I have to say is it's amazing. Even though I never experience the 80s,it feels so nostalgic to me. I love it.

    Breaking Bad I finished as well, yes, late to the party, I know. Amazing show, and worthy of all its praise. I might have preferred it ending at the 4th season, because I felt the first half of the final season was slow, but the second half redeemed it for me.
  2. aceloop

    aceloop Say what one more time..

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    @Thanakil have you watched con man, knowing that you like firefly? if so any good?

    for everyone else who doesnt what con man is.. V


  3. Thanakil

    Thanakil NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    I watched the first Season and the first two episodes of Season 2.

    Season 1 started a bit slow but got good really quickly afterward. Season 2 started awesome right from the beginning.
    The show definitely had Firefly fans in mind, but any fan of Sci-fi should be able to relate to the theme of the show. It focuses on the life of a Sci-fi actor who finds it impossible to continue his career, as both the fans and the industry are incapable of separating him from his previous character. He's now limited to finding more roles in sci-fi, a genre that is slowly losing popularity.
    Which is extra funny considering this is written and produced by Alan Tudyk, who's now voicing a robot in Star Wars: Rogue One.

    The episodes are very short, only 10 minutes each. But once the show hits its stride, 10 minutes is plenty. Wish Season 2 released all at once instead of 2 episodes a week.
    Also, there's Amy Acker acting crazy in it. And I don't find anything sexier than Amy Acker acting crazy.
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  4. Thanakil

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    I watched the first season of People of Earth. It's a show following a journalist who went to research a support group for people who were abducted by aliens.
    Some believe that they were taken by reptilians, others by short gray aliens with big eyes, and two women believe they met a tall Nordic man with long blond hair.

    Turns out, they're all correct. Those aliens exist, are planning to invade the earth, and the aliens in charge of abductions are cynical assholes who hate their jobs.
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    This looks great and all but it doesn't look as realistic and the previous cgi ones before it.
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    snickothemule brb gonna go fist the world lol Junior Contributor Award Winner!

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    I'm only now getting into Brooklyn Nine-Nine and it is magnificently hilarious. Every character is likeable, there's a unique positive vibe that works so well, the crew is hilarious and it's remarkable how from episode 1 everything gels so perfectly.

    So damn good.
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    Thanakil NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    The first season of The Good Place ended so beautifully. Through the first season, the show kept changing the rules on the audience. They didn't simply build a concept and then milked it to create good jokes, they actually kept switching things around, creating a new concept, then a new one, again and again. And the show remained very clever and funny.
    And now, with the finale, things just got even more exciting. I really do hope the show comes back for a second season after this.

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    I watched the first season of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. It was a very interesting and funny show.
    It follows a bellhop who works for a hotel where a weird murder is committed, and the detective who forces him to be his assistant. The thing is, Dirk Gently doesn't try to find clues or tail people. He simply lives and follows his instincts (or so he says) to see what happens around him. And due to his belief that 'everything is connected', he simply finds himself in situations which slowly help him resolve his cases.
    As they work on the case, a holistic serial killer travels the country following the same concept. She travels and whenever she finds herself stopping somewhere, she kills the people around. While she has no specific goal, she knows she must kill one person: Dirk Gently. She doesn't know or asks why - it's simply how her world works.
    Then there are the secret agents tailing Dirk for some reason, the cops tailing Todd for his link to the murder, Todd's sister with a strange disease, a bodyguard trying to solve the murder, and a weird cult searching for a cat?dog?machine?.
    Due to the way the mystery is investigated, it can be hard to follow where the story is going. And the characters sometime share our confusion.
    I would say that if the bridge scene in the second episode doesn't sell the show to someone, then the show is probably not for them. If the scene does sell them the show, then keep going until the end.
  8. Thanakil

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    Deadbeat is a TV show about Tyler Labine being Tyler Labine, except he can speak to ghosts and the writers of this show quickly realized (around episode 4 or 5) that they can include some very twisted shit in their show. Like a ghost model who will only go to the afterlife if her model pictures are used, is unhappy with every picture of her alive (she was too fat, she hadn't died from her Mexican tapeworm yet), and thus asks Tyler and his friend to dig her up, give her a makeover, and use those pictures in a clothing store.

    It's a weird little comedy with episodes that move very quickly. Overall, pretty fun.
  9. snickothemule

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    Supergirl

    I've started on season 1, at first I didn't know what to expect having no exposure to the CW's DCverse, and really only appreciating the darker tone of the Snyderverse. To my pleasant surprise it's remarkably light-hearted in tone and closer to something you'd expect from Marvel. By any means the first 4 or so episodes are not great television, the writing is clunky, a bit forced and CBS spares no expense smacking you over the head with the point they try to make.

    That being said, the cast is very likeable and that is more or less what you want from a first half dozen episodes. It's not great but it is enjoyable.
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    Talking of superheroes, Powerless is now airing. It was originally gonna be the story behind an insurance company in the world of superheroes, but they changed it to a division of Wayne Enterprise, Wayne Security, which is tasked with creating gadgets to help protect civilians in a world filled with superheroes/supervillains.
  11. Hy-Def

    Hy-Def Chubbychu. (AKA Pikachu-bby (AKA Pikachu-BBW))

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    Powerless... A comedy in the DCverse. I'll check it out when I've got time tomorrow.

    And I should resume Supergirl. I think I stopped at episode 10 if season 1. Light hearted show, but lacks depth to me. Maybe it gets better.

    Gotham meanwhile, is the absolute bomb. Things are really shaping up. Sucks I'll have to wait till April for the next episodes.




    Oh yes, and if you're a fan of Archie Comics, you should check out Riverdale. New series, and I'm enjoying it. Not a comedy though. This is a sort of mystery/drama type series. Shaping up very nicely.

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