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@TV series point+ The Expanse is back. Battlestar Galactica it is not but there have not been many better sci-fis since then. In fact, I'm struggling to think of one.
Legion is pretty wild and weird, especially Season 2 which just started.

..but I agree with you. We have not had a BSG replacement yet.
Well I am three episodes into The Expanse. So far I am enjoying it but, like everyone else said, this is no BSG. BSG had me addicted by the third episode.

I did find the novel series this show is based on. I downloaded a sample of the first book and enjoyed the sample but can't bring myself to spend $10 for the whole book... yet... another 10 to 15 minutes and I may have to cave...
more suggestions

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@TV series point+ Time to pick the collective brain again. 123 go...
@elmussol I started see Hinterland. A bit "stick face" the protagonist, but the stories are well locked and the police investigation is interesting...
I love the slow pace. And it rains in Aber if you weren't aware before.
How you know a show is set in Seattle? It continually rains, and it is filmed in Vancouver BC
running out of stuff

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@TV series point+ The time has come once again to ask for suggestions. And... go!
same feeling where people around me say "have you seen XY doing ZZ yesterday?" I say "who's XY?" "you know tho one you see on commercial ad for AB on TV".
So glad we've been without tv for al least 10 years now (hey, I think it's exactly 10 years... :celebrate )
We don't have a TV, we torrent what we want. So on our schedule and no ads :-)
sometimes I need something light, to break the rhythm, the rhythm of the demanding series, for this last night for example I have seen two episodes of Scorpion.
The Walking Dead Season 6

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@TV series point+ Two for two.

Carol is so badass. Completely and utterly so.
it's not all lesbian sex

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@TV series point+  Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is turning out to be a joy. Makes me laugh more than anything I watch on a regular basis and it's got Lori Petty in it (go watch Tank Girl).

And good on many levels. Exhibit 1: the corporate takeover subplot is absolutely spot on.
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And now I'm sad it's over :-(

But there's going to be a season 4 :-)

And they should give you some kind of obscenity warning before playing Foreigner. #spoiler
I knew it was going to be messy

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@TV series point+ Just watched series ending Game of Thrones and I need a cup of tea. That was hell of a lot to pack into an hour. I love the way Martin is not afraid to kill off major characters. I remember being shocked when Lord Eddard (Ned to his mates) Stark was killed in the first series. I thought it was going to be about him. Remember the wedding? Holy cow.

I'm in the middle of the third book at the moment and am really unsure where we are up to in terms of the story TV vs books. I am confident about book four, but am I safe to read the fifth before the next TV? Do I want to know before watching? Will Martin ever get round to publishing another?

#kettlesboiling #spoiler
OK. Ta.
tzag comrades. when i finished the last book in the series i couldn't wait for him to publish another. but that was so long ago i am not that fussed anymore, other things happen meanwhile
Happy Valley

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@TV series point+ Just watched the first episode of Happy Valley.


Very impressed. Set in West Yorkshire amongst normal people, it's funny and dark. Sarah Lancashire is tremendous. Time for episode two...

In my network activity: Edmussol edited a post dated 2 years ago 7 hours ago. Had second thoughts? :-)
Nope. Still brilliant -- bring on season 3.
I need to return to drug me with this...
not all called Haakon

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@TV series point+ We are liking this a lot (halfway through season 1). Excellent production values, no helmets with horns and some mighty fine beardage.

Vikings (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vikings is an Emmy Award nominated[2]historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History. It premiered on 3 March 2013 in the United States and Canada.[3] Filmed in Ireland, it is an official Ireland/Canada co-production.[4] Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the...
It must have been a budget production if they couldn't, afford proper horned helmets ;)
Pillaging England is always a crowd pleaser.

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@TV series point+ If you like Fargo (film), you will also like:

Fargo (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fargo is an American dark comedy-crime drama television series created and written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series. It premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX.[1] Future seasons will follow an anthology format with each season...

Just finished the series and can't wait for the second.

Adding it to the list.
Walking Dead Season 5

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Just watched episode 3.This season is absolutely rocking.


Also worth listening to: the Z-Realm Podcast with KMO wearing a very different hat to usual.

#podcast #zrealm
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I have to say, it is somewhat apropos for a thread about zombies to be resurrected after being inactive for three years.
Another series, Planet Z, is filming across the street from me at the museum. I don't approve of zombies or their shows, so I just tut-tut as I walk by.
return of the Sons

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Just watched the first episode of the new (and final) season. It is probably not a #spoiler to mention that the characters have not all become pacifists. Southern California is not wall-to-wall hippies apparently.

two in

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@The Doctor+ So we're two in now and here are some thoughts. Like the new titles, don't like the new music -- not enough attack to it. Capaldi is great -- I am going to enjoy him being old and wise and anguished. Coleman continues to be good and improving. But Mofffat has slipped a notch. Spending too much time on Sherlock I suspect. Delighted to see Vastra, Jenny and Strax reappear (can't get enough of Jenny Flint).

B (but must see signs of improvement before the end of term)
just generally pointing something out

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#spoiler exists as a tag.

Doctor Who has just finished on the TV.

We will be watching it tomorrow.

All the above are related.

cc @The Doctor+
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(Sarah Jane's appearance was a surprise though).
@Thomas Willingham stop being a nob
cancel my meetings

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End of season Game of Thrones is about to commence.
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elmussol tagged elmussol's status with ⌗winner
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An hour a day.

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We have just finished the first season of #^Forbrydelsen (The Killing). Seriously above average police drama. Recommended.

Hurrah for Nordic Noir (can you say nordic about something Danish?)

#nordicnoir #forbrydelsen
Forbrydelsen II is equally good. We are starting Forbrydelsen III this evening.
can you say nordic about something Danish?

You can. Nordic is Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandish and Finnish, while Scandinavian is Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
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Yup. Season 3 starts very well.
after much effort

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@The Doctor It's been a long slog to catch up on seven seasons since we left the UK, but last night we watched the last Christmas special. We are now officially up to date.

Dear Aunty Beeb

Please get on with it. We are impatient for Season 8.

Winter is Coming gore fest

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Haven't watched the start of the new series yet as we're just finishing season 1 of Orphan Black but this really does whet my appetite:

Every On-Screen Death In Game Of Thrones, In Under 3 Minutes
by Digg on YouTube


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