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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:05 pm 
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To me, it's kind of like a Mark Cousins Story of Film only it's music. Same criticism, didn't have time to cover this, he should have covered that. I enjoyed it for what it was, and the comments - like Roger Waters talking about when he first heard Sgt Pepper on the radio and pulled over to listen to it more closely. Priceless.


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 Post subject: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:37 pm 
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Yes, I meant to make that same comparison and forgot. The interviews are all very good, it's just mystifying what artists they choose to cover. The first episode goes from Elvis and Sam Phillips to the Beatles and George Martin to...Cat Stevens? I'm fully expecting the rap episode to go from The Beastie Boys to Vanilla Ice to House of Pain to Snow to Eminem to Macklemore, casually mentioning NWA, Public Enemy, and De La Soul as "other important voices."


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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:22 am 
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Werewolf by Night wrote:
Yes, I meant to make that same comparison and forgot. The interviews are all very good, it's just mystifying what artists they choose to cover. The first episode goes from Elvis and Sam Phillips to the Beatles and George Martin to...Cat Stevens? I'm fully expecting the rap episode to go from The Beastie Boys to Vanilla Ice to House of Pain to Snow to Eminem to Macklemore, casually mentioning NWA, Public Enemy, and De La Soul as "other important voices."

Then there's the 3 episodes remaining. I'm waiting for some Steely Dan.


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 Post subject: Re: TV of 2016
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:15 am 
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Hey All.

I'd recommended a sweet little Australian comedy called PLEASE LIKE ME earlier in this thread. It's currently in its fourth season, but the previous three are now available on Netflix here in Canada and, I assume, the US, as well. Hope some of you check it out.


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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: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:37 am 
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Finally got around to Westworld. Well done, was almost everything I was hoping a big HBO sci-fi show could be.


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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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