As far as I'm concerned, each thread lives and dies on its own. As a particular nutcase, I have started hundreds of threads over the years. Some of them have become popular and others have not even had a single reply. And as you all know, I have sometimes kept my own threads going as the only (or almost only) participant -- it doesn't bother me at all, and other members have done the same thing with their threads. I absolutely do not see a problem.
Those who are interested in series (including me) can always move (quote, copy and paste) pertinent threads from the Small Screen to the TV series thread. Ideally NEW posts about series would go in this thread.
I’d love it if ALL fans of series would take a few minutes to think about and LIST their favorites on this thread. I won’t ask you to recreate long reviews already posted on the Small Screen thread...
I was riveted by Justified but had to take a break between series, and then after the break realized I just couldn't face so much violence.
Another series I liked was Madam Secretary, but that one we gave up because the scenarios now seem so much scarier than when we watched the shows during the Obama era.
Now we are watching Longmire and enjoying it quite a bit, in spite of that pesky accent problem with the so-called Philadelphian. She, an American actress, can't do a Philadelphia accent, whereas the guy who plays Longmire is an Australian who manages to sound American, though probably not with a Wyoming accent.
Every now and then we'll watch a Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery and they're always fun.
I still watch Madam Secretary, which often creepily resembles the news. It's sometimes annoyingly cozy with the family sub-plots, but I feel I've learned a certain amount about how the govẃenment works.
We are now halfway through the first season of THIS IS US. Enjoying it a lot, good writing engaging characters. The premise involves 4 individuals who share a birthday, but it skips around in time and introduces us to at least 3 generations.
I find this site useful for reminding me of shows I've heard of but never watched, or that I do watch but didn't realize that a new season had started, or that I've never heard of (there is some weird sh*t out there in tv land!), but want to know about.
It should open on the current date, then you can use the arrows to go backward & forward. There are capsule synopses for the shows & you can google reviews to see which ones might be worth watching.
Season 1 of THIS IS US did not disappoint. The writing and performances are SO good, and though each character has his or her warts we found them all to be relatable. Even the grotesquely obese couple. Their performances should do a lot to reduce fat-shaming in this country.
These are the ones on the list that I've watched and that I agree are really good:
Catastrophe Happy Valley The Good Fight Fleabag Alias Grace (more of a mini-series) Transparent The Handmaid's Tale (beyond brilliant) Harlots The Crown (soapy, but I'm addicted) The New Yorker Presents Doctor Thorne (for when you need a costume drama fix) Arrested Development Goliath THE OA (frustrating but compelling show)
I am so glad that some of you watch Miss Fisher's Murders. It is set in fashion-led Melbourne late 1920s. Miss Phryne Fisher started out a street kid, someone in WW1 died and she inherited a title and heaps money. beautiful, sexy, a wardrobe to die for, fearless, drove ambulances and flew planes during war. Carries a pearl- handled Italian pistol. There are about 20 books and the characters are filled in as you read them in order. The time and place are marvellous. Melbourne was rich from the gold rushes and the colonial mansions were now going art nouveau and art deco in their furnishings.
Dr Blake is in trouble. Just as the new series was due to screen this week there have been accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct by Craig McLachlan playing Frankenfurter in Rocky Horror. He was dumped from that production and I think Blake will have to wait until after the court case
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
Bixa, it is a shame you don't like Call the Midwife. The accuracy of the series is astonishing. First couple of series were "before my time" being in the 50s but I noticed the international text book on a shelf and equipment that was used at that time as props.
when the next series came out it was 60s which was my midwifery training era. They had updated the whole delivery techniques and equipment, the changes made in postnatal care, contraception (the 'pill' and the debates on this was at that time). There was also the terrible time when no-one could find the cause of Thalidomide babies. I have watched many medico/nursing stories and have to say this one seems faultless in its portrayal of mid nurses at work.
I’m amazed that I have seen none of these. In fact, I’ve heard of only a few.
Yeah, there were a bunch I'd never heard of. I've saved the list because I like the way you can click on a title for a quick synopsis & critical rating. That said, the synopsis doesn't always tempt me to watch the show. See the Happy Valley one, for instance -- gives no idea of how wonderful that series is. On the other hand, just last night I chose something off the list that ordinarily I'd probably never try & was deeply charmed & engaged by it. (Anne: www.imdb.com/title/tt5421602/ )