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What is the last Television series you watched?

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On 9-2-2018 at 8:02 PM, KK said:

Second one had a good concept (helicopter parenting), but didn't use it very well.

 

I think you'll enjoy the fifth episode Alex.

 

I love the unstoppable threat (Duel, The Terminator, No Country For Old Men) but this one didn't do it for me. The dog was really well done, though.

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I started Gotham season 4. Off to a good start. Everyone's favorite flamboyant dapper gangland kingpin is back. And so is Ivy. Woof! This was one of the least insane episodes yet in a show that's been off the rails for some time.

 

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Finished watching HBO's Rome. Overall I really liked it. Well acted and interesting characters and the interesting reconstructions of everyday Roman life. I loved how they showed the system of belief, morality and customs. Not sure exactly how accurate they may be but it was still my favourite part of it all, followed by quite well-rounded characters. I just the wish the narrative wasn't as choppy. It all feels very rushed, omitting certain important historical events and constantly jumping forward in time and changing context, mostly at the expense of character development. Yes, I do know it was planned as a five-season saga that was cancelled while writing season 2. In quite an amazing feat, they managed to compress seasons 3 and 4 essentially into 4-5 episodes. It mostly works and results in a story that feels fairly self-contained and complete but it also left me wanting bit more. Other thing that bothered me slightly was how conveniently plotted it all was sometimes. Titus and Vorenus become entangled in so many important historical events that it becomes quite unbelievable as the series progresses. Obviously, it doesn't look as expensive and lavish now as it did back in the day but it still comes recommended. Good stuff.

 

Karol

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10 hours ago, crocodile said:

Titus and Vorenus become entangled in so many important historical events that it becomes quite unbelievable as the series progresses.

 

They are the C3PO and R2D2 of the show, a show that got slightly weaker after the death of Julius Caesar, not only because they compressed seasons 3 & 4 into 5 episodes, but because I missed the presence of Ciaran Hinds (who played Caesar). 

 

My favorite bits (moments that made the most impression on me) are Servilia condemning Atia at her doorstep all day and all night long. And the most poignant moment of the whole series is Cicero's last moments in his garden.

 

About leaving you wanting more, I felt the same, and so I watched I, Claudius after I finished Rome. It doesn't look as ravishing as Rome but ultimately it's the superior show.

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On 04/02/2018 at 12:51 AM, nightscape94 said:

Probably try to run through Altered Carbon on Sunday.  I'm curious about it.

 

Loved it, and I even don't talk about the male nudity! :)

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