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KratosMD

Finished watching S1 and S2 of Travelers on Netflix. Really thought that I wouldn't like this show since I'm so burned out on time travel being the concept of a lot of shows but this one proved me wrong. It's so exciting to follow, each episode feels like its own thing and there are a LOT of characters to get to know. Highly recommend it.

@PS_Nation After finishing Travelers, I'm looking for a new show to watch. Have you watched any of Altered Carbon yet and would you recommend it?

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PS_Nation

@KratosMD Not yet, I'm finishing some shows on Netflix first, but I want to start it soon.

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JohnnyShoulder

Altered Carbon looks really good! And it's been getting some strong reviews from what I can see.

I've started watching Mindhunter on Netflix. Wasn't too keen on the first episode, but it clicked for me from the second episode. I like how one serial killer (or sequence killer as they call them) is so open and casual about the horrific things he has done. The chemistry is good between the two FBI agents, almost as good as Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in season 1 of True Detective.

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PS_Nation

@JohnnyShoulder Mindhunter is so underrated imo, also many awards snubbed this show not mentioning the amazing acting. It's easily one of the best tv shows released last year. You can't go wrong with David Fincher.

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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder If you like those kinds of shows then I highly recommend watching Hannibal. Probably one of the best TV shows I've ever watched, Mads Mikkelsen just does the role of Hannibal so good.

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PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

JohnnyShoulder

@PS_Nation I didn't realise it missed out on some awards. Pfffft, what do they know?

@KratosMD Yeah watched Hannibal, one of the few TV series I've managed to stick with it and get through it all. You're right Mads is ace in it.

Manhunt: Unabomber is supposed to good too.

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JohnnyShoulder

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PS_Nation

I discovered another great tv show on Netflix and it's called La Casa de Papel, pretty awesome. It's a Spanish tv show about robbers who invade the Factory of Moneda. Great characters and narrative,

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RR529

After a bit of a hiatus, I'm finally getting back into Netflix.

Currently watching (and almost done) with Marvel's the Punisher, but I have a huge backlog of stuff I've missed out on, lol.

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KratosMD

@RR529 The Punisher is easily the best Marvel show on Netflix. Have you been enjoying it so far?

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PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

RR529

@KratosMD, it took a few episodes to grow on me, but I am liking it. Not sure if it's my favorite one, though.

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JohnnyShoulder

@RR529 I've just finished season two of Daredevil so was thinking of watching Punisher next. What is your fave Marvel show on Netflix?

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RR529

@JohnnyShoulder, I really liked Luke Cage, as it doesn't tip toe around the fact that it's part of the MCU as much as the others tend to do (I don't need or want Iron Man or Thor references shoehorned into everything, and understand that these series are meant to be mostly stand alone, but it feels like they usually try too hard to distance themselves).

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crippyd

I'm really struggling with the Marvel TV shows, they don't seem to be a patch on the films. The pacing seems to be far too slow (for me, at least) and too many episodes. The Punisher is the best of the bunch in my opinion but even that is too slow and hardly any punishing gets done. I think I've got about 4 episodes left to watch but it has been a struggle so far.

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JohnnyShoulder

@crippyd As they are tv series they will be a bit slower paced than the films. More time for character building etc and less on action heavy scenes. Plus the budget will be less than the movies so that will effect what they can do.

Not seen em all yet but I do like Daredevil. The combat reminds me of Chris Nolans Batman films. Violent, visceral but realistic at the same time.

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Tasuki

@crippyd I agree I tried to get the Netflix shows but just couldn't. Got about half way through each and just stopped watching them. I think the only one I finished was Luke Cage. Of course I could just be burnt out on the whole Super Hero thing as well.

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crippyd

@JohnnyShoulder I agree that the pacing is different to the films but it seems to me that there is a little bit of action in the first few minutes then a whole lot of nothing until the last 5-10 minutes to get you to watch the next episode. If you look at a shorter series like Stranger Things, I think this is a shining example of good pacing and story which Marvel could well do to take a look at.

@Tasuki yeah, there is a lot of superhero stuff about but for me I'm still caught up in it all (I'm off to see Black Panther at the cinema on Friday) and I'm looking forward to the next ones. I'm favoring Marvel over DC as there has been some much more that appeals to me from Marvel and only a couple from DC (Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad (standard cut) and Justice League, with WW being the absolute stand out).

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Th3solution

I’ll throw my 2 cents in (2 pence in the UK? Not sure if y’all say that) ... I also have had a hard time staying with the Marvel and DC TV shows. I got through 2 seasons of Arrow before I burned out and have made it through about 5 episodes of Daredevil and one episode of Jessica Jones and just can’t make myself get interested enough to stay with anything. I’m not sure why because they are really well done, I don’t know. I understand The Punisher and The Flash are the best, so maybe I should just jump straight to those. And actually to be honest as much as I enjoyed S1 of Stranger Things, I am stuck at about epi 4 of S2. Lately I just would rather play video games or do something else with friends than watch TV most of the time. I also think part of the issue is too many shows to choose from. They say it’s the Golden Age of TV and there are just too many quality shows that I can never decide what to watch.
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KratosMD

@Th3solution I'm kinda like you in that regard except that it comes periodically for me. For example, a couple of months ago I would watch a TON of Japanese TV shows or just some random shows that I've found on Netflix. Now I can't even force myself to watch Altered Carbon, even though I've heard so many good things about it. I'd rather just watch Youtube instead. So maybe you'll get over it after awhile.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Th3solution

@KratosMD Yeah, with movies, there is less of a commitment, so I still do the occasional movie. It’s a 2-3 hour time frame and it’s done. For TV, I just stare at a series with like 14 episodes and think that it’s going to take several days if not weeks to get to any conclusion here, and even then sometimes there’s multiple seasons.
I think we are spoiled in this generation to have all this stuff on demand and we have our entertainment and media in bite sized portions like YouTube, Vine, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. and so we’ve grown accustomed to a quick digestion of information and then move on to the next thing. Maybe I’m just speaking for myself. I used to read more, but haven’t picked up a novel in several months.
I know I’ve gone off the rails here in the TV show thread, but it got me thinking about all these shows I would probably like to see if only I had the time and patience to devote to them. It might be a phase, like you say, and maybe I’ll have my interest rekindled down the road.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

JohnnyShoulder

I only watch one or two episodes of each show a week rather than blitz through a whole season in a few days, which is probs i don't get burned out as much. The only problem is that stuff like Arrow with over 20 episodes per season is too overwhelming for me. And i never go for anything that has more than 3 seasons lefr to watch, unless it is something stellar like Breaking Bad.
I also try to have a nice variation of shows on rotation at once and only watch one super hero show at a time for insurance.

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