[watching] What have you seen recently?

Season 4 of Lucifer on Netflix. Season 4 is one of the best of the Shows seasons so far. It still has its charm but with a little darker edge. Hopefully they will greenlight Season 5 as it ends on a very interesting thing.

Now off to binge Sneaky Pete Season 3 on Amazon. A great cast and a great story. Well recommended if you have not delved into the world of Sneaky Pete.
 
Is he the skinny fella from Breaking Bad? I like Better Call Saul and would be up for another spin off.
Giovanni Ribisi is Sneaky Pete. It is not a spin off to Breaking Bad. Season 1 has Brian Cranston as the Crime Lord, he also created the show as well . It is about a Conman who assumes the identity of his cellmate.

I must be one of the few people who have not seen Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul.
 
The last season of the "Game of Throngs" saga (all thrones overshadowed by throngs of plot holes), builds a strong case AGAINST allowing third parties with limited imagination to finish a plot on behalf of the original authour.

All the important characters are being shamefully deconstructed in this final series, as if the studio no longer understands the logical evolution of the hero and Villainy arcs in good storytelling. :-(
 
The last season of the "Game of Throngs" saga (all thrones overshadowed by throngs of plot holes), builds a strong case AGAINST allowing third parties with limited imagination to finish a plot on behalf of the original authour.

All the important characters are being shamefully deconstructed in this final series, as if the studio no longer understands the logical evolution of the hero and Villainy arcs in good storytelling. :-(
I am still enjoying GOT but yes it is not as good. Hope GRRM finishes the books.
 
Game of Thrones - I'm enjoying the ride, but I'm glad it's over soon. Is that damning with faint praise? :D

One to avoid - which I binged watched much to my horror - is Rebellion over on Netflix. Two seasons of about 10 hours total, about the Easter Rising in Ireland and the fight for Irish independence in the 1920s. Season one was a mix of action and soap opera, Season two was a mix of espionage and soap opera. In fact the soap opera element overshadowed the historical drama side (which is why I was watching, hoping episode after episode for drastic improvement). Its production values would have been ok in the 70s, but its no I Claudius, Tinker Tailor. Elizabeth R.
 
Avengers Endgame. Manged to get to it almost spoiler free and enjoyed the romp. Some of the sub stories were particularly affecting.

A worthy finale.
The lack of visual end credits probably left several patient viewers traumatized.

Also, Stan Lee's cameo was not great here compared to others, including the one in Infinity War.
 
To take away the disappointment that was the Game of Thrones finale, something a little more satisfying and up beat.

Sky Atlantic's Chernobyl is just what is needed. A very riveting and excellently executed drama about the disaster. I like how they do not overload you with scientific facts and info dump in a 1 hit stage.
 
I laugh at your Game of Thrones disappointment. No really, I do. I read the first book, and now having read the spoilers thread I can be happy that I know the beginning and the end without having to worry about the middle.

On the other hand, I'm nearly out of The Expanse episodes, being half way through season 3. It's been rather more of a continuous story than I was expecting, so I'm getting worried that I won't get a nice resolution at the end of the season...

Lucky for me Lucifer season 4 has just arrived. Next in the queue.
 
Watching the US remake {sorry reimaging) of What We Do in the Shadows. Matt Berry is great as always as the Vampire Lazlo.
Absolutely—although, we're all sold on Colin, the Psychic Vampire, and he wide-eyed, wide-mouthed response to feeding. I'm pretty sure there are a couple of Psychic Vampires in my office...

Watched Mission Impossible: Fallout on Sky Movies—an excellent entry into the ongoing series with some great looking action sequences (I don't know how much is CGI and how much is genuine well-executed stunt anymore); and New Amsterdam (Amazon UK)—a US medical drama set in a free hospital, which oddly makes me wonder sometimes whether a one-shot based around the emergency services might have legs (and is there a game, in English, that does this? I have seen a Spanish RPG focused on the emergency services).
 
Years and Years, available on BBC iPlayer. Feels very much like how I imagined the prequel to the Tales from the Brink setting I've been putting together for Apocalypse World. I could absolutely play W M Akers' Comrades in this world too.

Emma Thompson returns to the small screen with this futuristic family drama, written by `Doctor Who' screenwriter Russell T Davies. Beginning in 2019, the series follows the scattered Lyons family as they converge for a crucial moment: the birth of the newest member of the clan, baby Lincoln. Over the next fifteen years, as Britain crashes into a future made increasingly unstable by politics, economic shifts and technological advances, the family navigates their own twists and turns, triumphs and tragedies.
There's a more flavourful review in the Guardian.
 
New Amsterdam (Amazon UK)—a US medical drama set in a free hospital, which oddly makes me wonder sometimes whether a one-shot based around the emergency services might have legs (and is there a game, in English, that does this? I have seen a Spanish RPG focused on the emergency services).
I'm binge watching New Amsterdam at the moment. Love me a good hospital drama
 
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