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broncos4life

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Update -
Midway through season 2, really enjoying it so far.

Some characters are starting to make my blood boil at the sight of them though but that could be just me getting too into it.. Can't believe I didn't get into this earlier!
Glad to hear you are enjoying it mate and you still have heaps of great stuff to come. I was the same some of the characters you want to kill yourself, the writing in seasons 1 - 5 is so damn good so it really gets you in.
 

Big Pete

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Anyone watched Barry or The Americans?
Barry is one of my favourite television shows on air. The Grosse Pointe Blank premise brought me in, but the balance between drama and comedy has kept me around. I'm genuinely surprised by how good Bill Hader is in this. I've always enjoyed his side characters in comedy movies but haven't seen any of his dramatic performances yet but he's been really strong. Henry Winkler is fantastic as usual and his performance in the series finale was phenomenal. I normally don't get emotionally invested in any Adam Sander vehicle, but his performance in Click got me and it's very similar here as the paternal figure.

The entire cast is good, but what I like about the show is how it can just turn on a dime. It's like early Game of Thrones where everything is travelling normally for a television show, but then characters have to make these realistic choices.

My favourite episode this season was S2E5 where Barry learns why you never take half measures. It was a really dark episode, but I don't think I've seen anything quite like it on television before.

I'll have to add Americans to the pile, especially with Saul on hiatus till 2020.

I'll also have to give Chernobyl a watch. Any other recommendations out there?
 

Huge

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Barry is one of my favourite television shows on air. The Grosse Pointe Blank premise brought me in, but the balance between drama and comedy has kept me around. I'm genuinely surprised by how good Bill Hader is in this. I've always enjoyed his side characters in comedy movies but haven't seen any of his dramatic performances yet but he's been really strong. Henry Winkler is fantastic as usual and his performance in the series finale was phenomenal. I normally don't get emotionally invested in any Adam Sander vehicle, but his performance in Click got me and it's very similar here as the paternal figure.

The entire cast is good, but what I like about the show is how it can just turn on a dime. It's like early Game of Thrones where everything is travelling normally for a television show, but then characters have to make these realistic choices.

My favourite episode this season was S2E5 where Barry learns why you never take half measures. It was a really dark episode, but I don't think I've seen anything quite like it on television before.

I'll have to add Americans to the pile, especially with Saul on hiatus till 2020.

I'll also have to give Chernobyl a watch. Any other recommendations out there?
Well, some trepidation here about this recommendation but a friend put me on to The Station Agent. Super low budget film starring Tyrion Lannister, I mean Peter Dinklage. Kind of slow and yet I had to see it through. I enjoyed it and just don't why. Don't expect Tyrion!
 

holdzy89

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Barry is one of my favourite television shows on air. The Grosse Pointe Blank premise brought me in, but the balance between drama and comedy has kept me around. I'm genuinely surprised by how good Bill Hader is in this. I've always enjoyed his side characters in comedy movies but haven't seen any of his dramatic performances yet but he's been really strong. Henry Winkler is fantastic as usual and his performance in the series finale was phenomenal. I normally don't get emotionally invested in any Adam Sander vehicle, but his performance in Click got me and it's very similar here as the paternal figure.

The entire cast is good, but what I like about the show is how it can just turn on a dime. It's like early Game of Thrones where everything is travelling normally for a television show, but then characters have to make these realistic choices.

My favourite episode this season was S2E5 where Barry learns why you never take half measures. It was a really dark episode, but I don't think I've seen anything quite like it on television before.

I'll have to add Americans to the pile, especially with Saul on hiatus till 2020.

I'll also have to give Chernobyl a watch. Any other recommendations out there?
BCS is on hiatus? The ****?
 

holdzy89

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I'm up to ep 7 of Barry. It's enjoyable so far, good performances. But I'm still waiting for something to really grab me.
 

holdzy89

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Back in 2020.

The Season 1 finale os Barry is the highlight of the first season.
It had it's moments, but season two is a lot better. Much sillier and the narrative is more open and flowing, really enjoying it. Up to the season two finale now.
 

Alec

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Narcos season 3 started a bit weird without Pablo, though the first episode was still great. Took a few episodes to get going afterwards, but I'm also almost at the end of it and it's really built up to something great once again. I'd have it on par with the first season, better than the 2nd. The one thing that could have made it better - more Pacho and Chepe. Overall, this has been the best Netflix original series I've seen for sure.
 

mrslong

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Chernobyl. Holy crap.
I went to Ukraine in early 00’s and people were telling me about it and what went on, but actually watching this story is a whole other level.
 

bb_gun

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For those interested here is an Imgur album I read a while back that details life in Pripyat before the disaster, construction of the Chernobyl power plant, the cause of the disaster, the cleanup, the after effects, the key figures involved etc.

I believe it was actually converted into a book but it's really fascinating and well worth the time to read it.

The Chernobyl Story

At the very least it highlights how accurate of a portrayal the miniseries has been so far.
 

mrslong

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If you ever get the chance to go to Eastern Europe, go. It's like going back in time.

When I went to Ukraine in 2004, I was in a small town near a city called Dniproprotovsk (spelling???) anyway walking past this building that had been blown up and I asked how it had happened, and they responded "the Germans" and I was surprised and said "The Germans blew you up?" and they were like "yeah, y'know....Hitler" I could not believe it. It looked like it had been blown up a year ago. So....socialism, where the government will look after you.
 

Kimlo

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Chernobyl. Holy crap.
I went to Ukraine in early 00’s and people were telling me about it and what went on, but actually watching this story is a whole other level.
I'm out of the loop but interested. Is this a new tv show or something?
 

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