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Okay, I thought this would be an interesting off-topic subject to get going.

We have just started watching a Netflix series called Lucifer.

It is currently up to Season 5, and we have just watched Season 1 and are now watching Season 2.

Basically, it’s about a character called Lucifer Morningstar (a Brit actor called Tom Ellis) who is a fallen Angel condemned to Hell, from where he escapes.

He ends up in Los Angeles, opens up a nightclub, and eventually teams up with a female homicide detective where he helps her solve murders, but there is a twist.

He is immortal and has the ability to persuade people to divulge their deepest desires. This opens up interesting possibilities, but without giving too much away, things change when he is in close proximity to the female detective.

Worth a watch and we are enjoying it.
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Lucifer started on FOX TV Network, was cancelled after season 3, and Netflix picked it up.

It is based on the Lucifer Comics, which takes the Lucifer character from the Neil Gaiman Sandman comics.

Love that show.

My wife and I binged season 5A last weekend. :)

Other than that, we are plowing through the Babylon 5 universe (Babylon 5, Crusade, et. al). South Park is on the TV right now.
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I’m watching season 5 of Lucifer.

I’m a fan of nordic noir detective stories and currently watching the 3rd and sadly final season of Bordertown (it’s called Sorjonen after the detective’s surname in Finland).

I’m watching Dark. It’s a German sci-fi about time travel told in 3 or 4 different years with different actors so I’m a little tangled. ;) (Who’s your Momma/Daddy? Or are you her/him?)

For happier fare I just got up to date with The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
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I like the thread Vanessa, but I have nothing to contribute. I hardly ever watch TV, and when I do, it's usually old movies or classic TV shows. I have a hard time finding shows that interest me, or don't make me roll my eyes. Such as Lost. It was good until it got so far-fetched I couldn't handle it any more. I haven't watched a series since.
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I just finished up the 3rd season of the Netflix series "Dark".
Deals with time travel. Not what you think. It does get a little confusing at times.
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515bonner wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:55 pm
I just finished up the 3rd season of the Netflix series "Dark".
Deals with time travel. Not what you think. It does get a little confusing at times.
I only just finished season 1. Discouraging to hear that the confusion deepens? :lol:
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I am big on binge TV. I just signed up for Acorn TV, a British add-on to Amazon Prime Video. Opens up lots of new shows to US audiences!

Recently enjoyed the Loch Ness series. Stunning scenery, an interesting mystery and characters, and not too gory. Just started watching The Brokenwood Mysteries, set in New Zealand. Like it so far. Typical detective stuff, but entertaining. For the Kiwi-challenged, subtitles are available, but whoever did them was clueless: they are virtually useless. I enjoy seeing the scenery of NZ as much as the stories themselves.
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We have been working or way through the seasons of Shameless. I didn't watch it when it was on TV in the 90s (or 00s (I think)) because I didn't think it would be my cup of tea and didn't watch much TV then anyway. But, it turns out it's really funny, although a bit over the top at times.

Think I might have a look at "Dark". Cheers Bonner. Got to love a good temporal anomaly story!

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Graeme1858 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:51 pm
We have been working or way through he seasons of Shameless. I didn't watch it when it was on TV in the 90s (or 00s (I think)) because I didn't think it would be my cup of tea and didn't watch much TV then anyway. But, it turns out it's really funny, although a bit over the top at times.

Think I might have a look at "Dark". Cheers Bonner. Got to love a good temporal anomaly story!

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Is Shameless good? I generally like Wm H Macy's work as an actor but confess to being put off by the premise. Netflix thinks I'm going to love it though.

I need to find a way to review the 1st season of Dark, Unfortunately Netflix says access expires today? It's daunting to be beginning the 2nd season without an adequate grasp of the 1st.
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I don't watch much TV, except for what my associate has on.

Unfortunately she likes all those darn real estate and home improvement shows.

I am watching Lovecraft Country as I mentioned in another thread 😸
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Binge watching "Nurse Jackie", "Ripper Street", and "Longmire", all on Netflix.

Since I've worked at a couple of major medical centers here, "Jackie" is interesting. I was in finance but some of the conversations I overheard were interesting.

My favorite is "Longmire" because of the scenery - set in Wyoming but filmed in New Mexico. Gorgeous country and big horizons!

My SIL has 400 channels of sat TV and it's 98% crap. Don't quite understand that one.
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pakarinen wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:40 pm
Binge watching "Nurse Jackie", "Ripper Street", and "Longmire", all on Netflix.

Since I've worked at a couple of major medical centers here, "Jackie" is interesting. I was in finance but some of the conversations I overheard were interesting.

My favorite is "Longmire" because of the scenery - set in Wyoming but filmed in New Mexico. Gorgeous country and big horizons!

My SIL has 400 channels of sat TV and it's 98% crap. Don't quite understand that one.
I've traversed the Longmire series twice. Enjoyed Ripper Street too.
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63 episodes or so of "Longmire" according to imdb.com. Joy!
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pakarinen wrote:
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63 episodes or so of "Longmire" according to imdb.com. Joy!
Except for the fact that it is set in WY it could qualify as nordic noir. :)
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Ylem wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:55 pm
I don't watch much TV, except for what my associate has on.

Unfortunately she likes all those darn real estate and home improvement shows.

I am watching Lovecraft Country as I mentioned in another thread 😸

I bet she has a long "honey-do" list that she reloads for you quite often, right Jeff? :lol:

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notFritzArgelander wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Is Shameless good? I generally like Wm H Macy's work as an actor but confess to being put off by the premise. Netflix thinks I'm going to love it though.

It's good at portraying the extremes of how dysfunctional, post Thatcher, unemployed, no hope, no future people behave on a city council estate. It's sometimes dark, grotesque and lewd but always really funny! Frank Gallagher is an alcoholic father of 9. Patrick Maguire is a drug dealer and the local hard man. There are a lot of characters that intermingle and develop as the kids age as the episodes progress.

I like it. Don't know anything about Macy's version though. If it's anything like the UK version and you're easily offended, best avoided.

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Graeme1858 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:53 pm
notFritzArgelander wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Is Shameless good? I generally like Wm H Macy's work as an actor but confess to being put off by the premise. Netflix thinks I'm going to love it though.

It's good at portraying the extremes of how dysfunctional, post Thatcher, unemployed, no hope, no future people behave on a city council estate. It's sometimes dark, grotesque and lewd but always really funny! Frank Gallagher is an alcoholic father of 9. Patrick Maguire is a drug dealer and the local hard man. There are a lot of characters that intermingle and develop as the kids age as the episodes progress.

I like it. Don't know anything about Macy's version though. If it's anything like the UK version and you're easily offended, best avoided.

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I don't watch TV anymore. I enjoy movies that I find on the internet. The only TV show I watched every week is In Living Color. Really fun show during my college days. You can find all the episodes on YouTube.

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Bit old fashioned I'm afraid.
Enjoying two detective shows, Agatha Raisin and The Murdoch mysteries.
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