All Things TV Series Recommendations/Reviews

BleedGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
53,636
Reaction score
3,722
Points
113
Two shows we just started: Ted Lasso (fantastic so far) and Atypical (very good as well).

Looking forward to getting caught up on both as both are dropping new seasons this month.

Go Gophers!!
 


short ornery norwegian

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 9, 2011
Messages
11,627
Reaction score
3,378
Points
113
the "Loki" series wrapped up on Disney Plus today.

trying to avoid spoilers, the last episode went in a direction I was not expecting, but it does seem to set things up for future Marvel TV shows and movies, including the upcoming "Doctor Strange" movie and even the next "Spider-Man" movie that are reportedly both going to dive into the 'multi-verse' storylines.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki is always entertaining. Owen Wilson was surprisingly good in his role.

the next few Marvel releases are going to be on the movie side.

The "Hawkeye" TV series is coming out later this year. Reportedly will have Clint Barton- the Hawkeye from the 'Avengers' movies, passing the torch to the Kate Bishop character from the comics.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
27,708
Reaction score
6,842
Points
113
Sons is a Top 5 all time favorite show of mine. Only one bad storyline (Ireland, you'll know it when you get there)...the character development is incredible. The ending is one of the best series endings I've seen.

Go SAMCRO!
Not gonna lie, I kinda hit the snooze on this after plowing through the first two seasons.

Gotta get back to this.
 



stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
Started 'Six Feet Under' and not sure if it's worth the time investment. Only four episodes in.....but it feels like a daytime soap. There's so many good shows on TV these days. Anyone want to convince me that it's worth sticking with?
 

BleedGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
53,636
Reaction score
3,722
Points
113
Similar to Stocker08 on Six Feet Under, I just started Sopranos (no idea why I never originally watched it, I love Mob movies)...I'm halfway through the first season and it's slow. Is it worth the significant investment or do I pick another great show more current (Deadwood or Boardwalk Empire would be alternatives)?

To Stocker08's original question, I started Six Feet Under a few years back...I believe I got through a season or two and then had the same thinking you are now, and I didn't finish it.

Go Gophers!!
 
Last edited:

Gopher_In_NYC

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 19, 2010
Messages
5,759
Reaction score
3,575
Points
113
Started 'Six Feet Under' and not sure if it's worth the time investment. Only four episodes in.....but it feels like a daytime soap. There's so many good shows on TV these days. Anyone want to convince me that it's worth sticking with?
It gets better and the characters build over time; I was on the fence with it in season one and stuck with it as when it game out, HBO was killing all their original content. I'd go through season one and reevaluate. It's definitely in my Top 20 all-time and I like series that aren't conventional.

Side note: after watching that, I couldn't imagine working in a funeral home, wow what an intense field.
 




Gopher_In_NYC

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 19, 2010
Messages
5,759
Reaction score
3,575
Points
113
Similar to Stocker08 on Six Feet Under, I just started Sopranos (no idea why I never originally watched it, I love Mob movies)...I'm halfway through the first season and it's slow. Is it worth the significant investment or do I pick another great show more current (Deadwood or Boardwalk Empire would be alternatives).

To Stocker08's original question, I started Six Feet Under a few years back...I believe I go through a season or two and then had the same thinking you are now, and I didn't finish it.

Go Gophers!!
Season 2-5 hum, with the exception being Tony's dream sequence (didn't like that storyline) and I won't tell you why he has it as that's a spoiler. Last season was so-so, but after watching five of them, what's one more.

Season one really sets up the rest of the series. David Chase (creator) got turned down by all the networks and that's how it ended up at HBO and really made them a viable entertainment option. They love the concept and IIRC, gave Chase a multi-year deal, so he could tell it like a real story and let i naturally evolve over time - that ends up being on of the best parts of it, in the end IMO.
 

fan of Ray Williams

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 3, 2009
Messages
7,073
Reaction score
1,022
Points
113
Similar to Stocker08 on Six Feet Under, I just started Sopranos (no idea why I never originally watched it, I love Mob movies)...I'm halfway through the first season and it's slow. Is it worth the significant investment or do I pick another great show more current (Deadwood or Boardwalk Empire would be alternatives)?

To Stocker08's original question, I started Six Feet Under a few years back...I believe I got through a season or two and then had the same thinking you are now, and I didn't finish it.

Go Gophers!!
Easily the best mob series I’ve ever watched.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2049116/
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
Similar to Stocker08 on Six Feet Under, I just started Sopranos (no idea why I never originally watched it, I love Mob movies)...I'm halfway through the first season and it's slow. Is it worth the significant investment or do I pick another great show more current (Deadwood or Boardwalk Empire would be alternatives)?

To Stocker08's original question, I started Six Feet Under a few years back...I believe I got through a season or two and then had the same thinking you are now, and I didn't finish it.

Go Gophers!!

I can 100% vouch for Deadwood and Boardwalk Empire. Those are both pinnacle television series.

I'm going to stick through 'Six Feet Under'.....because it wasn't highly acclaimed for no reason. But if it doesn't pick up, I'll probably break the seasons up with other things. Anyone ever watch 'Rome'? I heard great things about that one too. And it also had only two seasons.
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
I can 100% vouch for Deadwood and Boardwalk Empire. Those are both pinnacle television series.

I'm going to stick through 'Six Feet Under'.....because it wasn't highly acclaimed for no reason. But if it doesn't pick up, I'll probably break the seasons up with other things. Anyone ever watch 'Rome'? I heard great things about that one too. And it also had only two seasons.

So after one season of 'Six Feet Under' I think I am going to keep with it. Once you get a feel for the characters, it gets a little better. It's not a super exciting show.....and I didn't expect it to be.....but its compelling enough and definitely got better leading up to the season one finale.

That said.....I am breaking up the watch with 'Rome'. I can fully recommend this show. Especially for anyone who liked 'Game of Thrones'. Obviously came before.....but very similar minus the dragons and the magic. Don't be scared away by the fact that it only got two seasons. It was one of the most expensive shows to make at the time (around $10 mil an episode) and HBO decided it wasn't worth the huge cost. You'll see why it was so expensive to make if you watch it.
 




GophersInIowa

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Messages
28,167
Reaction score
4,145
Points
113
Don’t remember if it was here where I saw the recommendation but just got done zipping through all 4 seasons of Halt and Catch Fire. Really good.

I have lots of free time while on paternity leave so keep the recommendations coming.
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
Don’t remember if it was here where I saw the recommendation but just got done zipping through all 4 seasons of Halt and Catch Fire. Really good.

I have lots of free time while on paternity leave so keep the recommendations coming.

I watched HACF a few months back too. Very good....as are most AMC shows.

I can now give a full recommendation for the HBO show 'Rome'. Only got two seasons back in 2005-2007 due to the crazy costs....but I'm not sure they needed more. Obviously it is a (very) dramatized version of the events that took place in Rome over 2000 years ago.....but otherwise it's pretty historically accurate. I knew very little of the Caesar, Pompey, Brutus, Cassius, Mark Antony power struggle that occurred back then. Just all around crazy stuff.
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
'Wayne' on Amazon Prime. Was a Youtube Original back a couple of years ago before they halted their original shows. About a 16 year old extremely tough Boston (thick accents) kid who brings a girl he likes across the country to Florida to get his late father's stolen Trans-Am back. Only recognizable people in the show includes Mike O'Malley as his vice principal and Dean Winters (Liz Lemon's pager salesman boyfriend from 30 Rock) as the girl' father.

There's plenty of language and it's also very violent. I'm through three episodes and it is exceptional. All the characters are great and the show is super funny. 'Patriot' level under the radar show that I wholeheartedly recommend. Watch it. You won't be disappointed.
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
Wrapped up 'Dr. Death' on Peacock. Another super solid limited series. Both compelling and terrifying. Based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch, the Dallas area neurosurgeon who injured, paralyzed, or killed 33 of his 38 patients in a span of two years between 2012 and 2014. He was one of the first physicians to be convicted on criminal charges for his medical procedures....since the standard of proof to convict a doctor is so high.

Moves at a really good pace and held my attention throughout. Just astonishing that due to how the hospitals work, and how much money runs through them, this guy had all of these massive red flags from his god complex to his string of botched surgeries....one after another.....and he was still able to easily move from hospital to hospital hurting and killing people while his issues were buried. Really took a sharp stick to these Dallas area hospitals throughout the run.....which is completely warranted. Makes you wonder why nobody else involved could have been held criminally negligent.

Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater are both great as always....playing other doctors that come across Duntsch's path and end up working to help the district attorney with the case to put him in jail. They also executive produced the show. Joshua Jackson plays Christopher Duntsch. I was already a fan of his because of the excellent show Fringe. He's terrific. Another high recommendation.
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
I've given a lot of recommendations in this thread. But I just want to reiterate that 'Patriot' is a top ten show of all time for me. It's really that good and I cannot recommend it enough. Two seasons, on Amazon Prime. Watch it.
 

GophersInIowa

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Messages
28,167
Reaction score
4,145
Points
113
Just finished Mr. Robot on Amazon. It might have been recommended on here, thank you to whoever did as I really enjoyed it. Not the ending I was expecting but a really great series throughout. 4 seasons long was the perfect length.
 

TruthSeeker

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 8, 2014
Messages
5,591
Reaction score
2,118
Points
113
Just finished Mr. Robot on Amazon. It might have been recommended on here, thank you to whoever did as I really enjoyed it. Not the ending I was expecting but a really great series throughout. 4 seasons long was the perfect length.
Phenomenal show. The episode where they didn't cut away from the camera a single time was excellent.
 


Ski U Mah Gopher

Member of the Tribe
Joined
Nov 12, 2008
Messages
7,012
Reaction score
290
Points
83
I enjoyed Hacks on HBO Max with Jean Smart & Hannah Einbender (that's Laraine Newman's daughter).

Great characters, great writing, and very funny.
 


stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
25,781
Reaction score
6,912
Points
113
Just completed BoJack Horseman (6 seasons). The finale was about as good as a finale could be. Such a great show overall. Top five of all-time for me.

Incredibly well written show that never felt stale. Probably my second favorite animated show behind Futurama.
 


tikited

Me
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
15,609
Reaction score
2,281
Points
113
Incredibly well written show that never felt stale. Probably my second favorite animated show behind Futurama.
Yep. Never had a lull. Sad I'm done with it but glad I gave it a chance. I was hooked after the pilot.
 


BleedGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
53,636
Reaction score
3,722
Points
113
Just completed BoJack Horseman (6 seasons). The finale was about as good as a finale could be. Such a great show overall. Top five of all-time for me.

Wow I have never heard of this show. I just looked it up and it is widely critically acclaimed. Your endorsement is the cherry on the top. I will definitely add it to our queue.

Go Gophers!!
 

tikited

Me
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
15,609
Reaction score
2,281
Points
113
Wow I have never heard of this show. I just looked it up and it is widely critically acclaimed. Your endorsement is the cherry on the top. I will definitely add it to our queue.

Go Gophers!!
I hope you like it. It isn't a show where you can just watch one randomly. It really needs to go in order.
 




Top Bottom