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 Post subject: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:51 pm 
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It's not on Netflix in the US. It's on Hulu, though.


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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:34 pm 
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If anybody's been on the fence about The Crown, I'd recommend a watch. It's been compared to Downton Abbey a lot, but the two shows share only the most superficial resemblance. Peter Morgan's scripts are very crisp, the performances and direction are generally excellent, and the cinematography is exquisite. Each episode is self-contained, like a one-hour movie, but, obviously, there is a season-long arc as well. The first two Stephen Daldry-directed episodes might be the limpest and weakest, but if you aren't hooked after the third, give it up.

I've seen people call it boring, and I suppose it might be if you're expecting a historical soap opera like Downton or The Borgias. It's in the long tradition of stiff-upper-lip British TV that shows the upper crust trying to keep a lid on their roiling emotions as they suffer slights and indignities and moral dilemmas.


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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:16 pm 
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Slightly NSFW, GQ: How BDSM went mainstream on TV this year.


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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:00 pm 
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Cinemax's Quarry was* quite good. The digital aesthetic works against it a little, but everything else makes you feel like you're in 1972 America. Logan Marshall-Green is equally convincing as the show's lead, blowing away his previous reputation as a bargain-basement Tom Hardy for Prometheus. Peter Mullan (looking almost like Ridley Scott funnily enough) would probably be my personal MVP, as the mysterious Broker.

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The Knick getting canceled and the recent announcement from the network that they would focus much more on action shows makes me not so optimistic for a 2nd season. Plus considering how it ended, I feel like they told as much story as they could anyway.


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