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The Official Good Television Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Satanstoenail, May 10, 2008.

  1. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers

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    Leigh Whannell is adapting Upgrade into a series. :kickass:

    Also I started Mare of Easttown the other day, two episodes deep and enjoying it so far.
     
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    I guess I enjoyed Mare of Easttown but it has not held up for me at all. I came across it in a "best TV series' of 2021" list and it was the first time in months I remembered I'd even watched it. Convincing performances and all but nothing there to sink your teeth into.

    Thinking back on it more, I suspect the finale killed the series for me. Too much convenient smoothing over of thorny interpersonal relationships.
     
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    I'll click that spoiler once I've finished the series.

    Recently got myself side-tracked again. Renewed my Disney+ finally and I decided to rewatch season 1 of The Mandalorian. Almost done with that though, such a good watch. Then I plan to immediately watch the 2nd season, but I also bought season 6 and 7 of Game of Thrones and I plan to watch those while also watching Mare of Easttown and slowly rewatching Breaking Bad (I'm at the start of season 5) and hopefully in the meantime more episodes of The Book of Boba Fett come out so I can start that...

    It's crazy.
     
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    Isn't it cheaper to hbo max game of thrones then buy it? Or is it not available in Australia
     
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    Unavailable over here unfortunately. I could just use a VPN but it's fine, the Game of Thrones blu rays I bought were found thrifting, they weren't brand new. Like $5 each.
     
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    Binged the fuck out of Yellowjackets before the season finale. Nasty ass show, with all the best bits of Lost combined with some zany True Detective-ish vibes. It's also heavy on the '90s nostalgia, which is fun.

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    Now watching Archive 81, which is enjoyable albeit has some bad acting lol. The story is good enough to stick with for now though.

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  7. Vegard Pompey

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    Well I'm sold, definitely checking this out.
     
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    Been waiting eagerly for Yellowjackets to stream here.
     
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    Mare of Easttown was amazing! Kate Winslet put in one of her finest performances. Plus I also thought Sosie Bacon was pretty good. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree in her family then.
     
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    Amazing,? Wtf lol
     
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    i’m always dubious about reviving a series that finished so perfectly but obviously i’m gonna lap this up even so.
     
  13. CiG

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    Olyphant's small role in The Mandalorian was so appropriate lol.
     
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    What didn't you like about it?
     
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    Mare of Easttown owes its success a lot to True Detective and Sharp Objects, but it's still a solid entry in the regional procedural aesthetic. Winslet's performance alone is worth watching, but moreover it's an acute take on post-2008/rust belt depression (in multiple senses of the word).

    Structurally speaking, the season itself is really in debt to the first season of True Detective, down to the red herring and intense showdown roughly midway through--or at least preceding the denouement, can't recall exactly when she discovered the abductor's house.
     
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    I started watching Nicolas Winding Refn's cancelled series tonight, called Too Old to Die Young. The fucking pilot episode is 90 minutes long, but it's quite good and also quite dark.
     
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    I need to get back on that!
     
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    it's a fun show that deserves no critical praise or anything else. Nothing else going on? Mare is a fine show to throw on and enjoy.

    We already talked about this show months ago. Doesn't anyone use the search function?! Or is this reddit where the same topics gets a thread every few months and we all just repeat ourselves lol

    There was a lot of deliberate angles to the mystery that went nowhere or really had any solid justification. Sharp objects was similar to that, but Made could've done more to really create the city dynamics. In the end, it did shit like "hey one person knows the pastor was a possible rapist at a previous church so he's our guy but wait that was entirely made up just to fill air time for a few episodes" is one such issue..but again, fun procedural and that's it. How barren is our TV wasteland to have to spell this out!
     
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    Not even a huge Mare of Easttown stan or anything but I don't think the show is held back much by the murder mystery being unsatisfying. It's a show where the actual murder mystery is basically an afterthought and a pretense to explore the characters and milieu of the series and for that end it works totally fine. (As an aside, I feel like this is a tired trope and I'm kind of starved for a good whodunit where the mystery actually IS central, but I wouldn't hold that against Mare of Easttown.)
     
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    Speaking of people not using functions, use the spoiler function you stupid faggot.
     
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