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gut Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 3, 2023 10:27 AM

Well, Netflix canceled 1899 so probably cross that one off your list

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Tue, Jan 3, 2023 10:28 AM
posted by gut

Well, Netflix canceled 1899 so probably cross that one off your list

Wow. That was a highly promo'd show for them.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Jan 14, 2023 9:47 AM

Finally finished all seasons of Yellowstone on Peacock. Now I guess I need to get Paramount+ to watch season 5?

gut Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 14, 2023 1:05 PM
posted by justincredible

Finally finished all seasons of Yellowstone on Peacock. Now I guess I need to get Paramount+ to watch season 5?

I guess so.  TBH, S5 and S6 drop significantly in quality, but still entertaining. 

But when you do subscribe to Paramount+, also definitely check out 1888 which is one season and excellent.  They also just started 1923, which will probably be 1 season.

S2 of Mayor of Kingstown is starting.  It's extremely dark, probably too much so for a lot of people.  It has some pretty disturbing stuff.  Overall it has a lot of potential, but I'm still a bit on the fence.

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Sat, Jan 14, 2023 2:42 PM
posted by gut

I guess so.  TBH, S5 and S6 drop significantly in quality, but still entertaining. 

But when you do subscribe to Paramount+, also definitely check out 1888 which is one season and excellent.  They also just started 1923, which will probably be 1 season.

S2 of Mayor of Kingstown is starting.  It's extremely dark, probably too much so for a lot of people.  It has some pretty disturbing stuff.  Overall it has a lot of potential, but I'm still a bit on the fence.

There is no S6 of Yellowstone.

1883 and 1923, imo, have both been better than Yellowstone (any season). I have stated I am nostalgic for the Oregon Trail though, so 1883 makes sense. And very much digging the Wild West and African settings of 1923.

gut Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 14, 2023 3:58 PM
posted by Laley23

And very much digging the Wild West and African settings of 1923.

I wonder how "historically accurate" the Wild West in 1923 really is. I haven't studied that era, but I don't remotely associate the 20's with the Wild West I learned about in the 1700s and 1800s.

Although who knows, because Vegas in the 40's-60's was probably very much like that.

bigorangebuck22 Senior Member
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Sun, Jan 15, 2023 9:11 AM
posted by gut

I guess so.  TBH, S5 and S6 drop significantly in quality, but still entertaining. 

But when you do subscribe to Paramount+, also definitely check out 1888 which is one season and excellent.  They also just started 1923, which will probably be 1 season.

S2 of Mayor of Kingstown is starting.  It's extremely dark, probably too much so for a lot of people.  It has some pretty disturbing stuff.  Overall it has a lot of potential, but I'm still a bit on the fence.

1923 has already been renewed for a 2nd season. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Tue, Jan 31, 2023 9:59 PM

The Last of Us has been awesome

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 31, 2023 10:06 PM
posted by iclfan2

The Last of Us has been awesome


geeblock Member
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Wed, Feb 1, 2023 12:27 PM
posted by iclfan2

The Last of Us has been awesome

I’m surprised you made it through episode three lol 


33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Feb 1, 2023 12:37 PM

Episode 1 was a great pilot. Episode 2 was edge of my seat I forgot to breath a few times -- and nothing really happened until the last 15 min. Episode 3 was legitimately one of the best episodes of television in the last 5 years. And it was a freaking one-off. They are setting the bar EXTREMELY high, and I love it.

geeblock Member
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Wed, Feb 1, 2023 1:31 PM
posted by Laley23

Episode 1 was a great pilot. Episode 2 was edge of my seat I forgot to breath a few times -- and nothing really happened until the last 15 min. Episode 3 was legitimately one of the best episodes of television in the last 5 years. And it was a freaking one-off. They are setting the bar EXTREMELY high, and I love it.

Agreed 


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Wed, Feb 1, 2023 4:51 PM
posted by geeblock

I’m surprised you made it through episode three lol 


No groomers or teachers were involved so probably was acceptable. 


The Last of Us has been awesome.

I've enjoyed Poker Face on Peacock recently too. 

I watched Copenhagen Cowboy last month and it is very much like Too Old to Die Young. Very slow pacing and strange. But visually very cool.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Feb 1, 2023 6:58 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

No groomers or teachers were involved so probably was acceptable. 

Precisely!
iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Feb 1, 2023 8:26 PM
posted by geeblock

I’m surprised you made it through episode three lol 


Lol, I powered through. 


jmog Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 3, 2023 2:46 PM

The Last of Us is next on my list.


I am almost done with Smallville (no idea how I never watched this when it was on TV, once you can get past the 10+ year old Sci-Fi its the best comic TV series ever).


Watched the pilot for The Ark last night, if you are a must watch sci fi geek like me you will like it. I was disappointed in the special effects (a few of them look like I did them on my laptop, not professionals). The story has promise, but I hope they don't go with the typical "crisis to next crisis" trope we get in a lot of space sci fi series (Another Life, Star Gate Universe, The 100, Lost In Space [new one]).


It was fine in the first episode since they all got "rudely" woken up, but I'd like for it to have a story arc rather than just always in crisis mode, like The Expanse, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis, etc.


FYI, the creators were the ones that worked on the original Stargate movie and worked on Stargate SG-1 series.

gut Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 3, 2023 6:45 PM
posted by jmog

It was fine in the first episode since they all got "rudely" woken up, but I'd like for it to have a story arc rather than just always in crisis mode, like The Expanse, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis, etc.

But without the "monster of the week" trope, doesn't it kind of just become a daytime soap?

I get that maybe you want more complex storylines, but it also kind of sucks to have multiple cliff hangers every week.  That's one big advantage of dropping entire seasons at once on streaming.

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