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    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2014
    Fantastic, Fargo. Fantastic.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014 edited
    It's good to see Michael Pitt turn up near the end of Hannibal. His character was missed in the later seasons of Boardwalk Empire. I've got a couple of episodes left.

    EDIT: I finished Hannibal; loved the ending. Visually beautiful - on a nightmarish level - with a haunting soundtrack. Good stuff.
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    Okay, the latest episode of Penny Dreadful was pretty good. What makes the series is the casting - Eva Green is wonderfully creepy and Timothy Dalton plays a damn great hardass explorer dad.
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    @ Curb, I'm most pleased about the Archer news.

    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2014
    ^Yeah, I've missed that crazy ISIS crew - it'll be good to see them back doing their thing.
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    The American version of the Bridge is now available on hulu, and I've seen the first three episodes (I have to wait for the rest to come off hulu plus), and it's interesting to compare what happens in this one versus the original Danish/Swedish version (which is also on hulu).
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    Just started watching the original British House of Cards yesterday and bloody hell, the first two episodes were totally utterly gripping and I can really see how this is going to get ugly.

    I've been trying to track what it is, the feeling that even when US series are nasty, they are still kind of… nice. In a way. The British series have a certain amount of grittiness in them that just somehow doesn't translate across the pond. I loved the new House of Cards, but this has some other layer of… adult in it.

    I think it may also have something to do with the fact that people in British series often look like people, not styled actors :)
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2014
    @vornaskotti - they don't make them like Ian Richardson anymore, it's a masterful performance from him in that.
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2014
    The American version of the Bridge is now available on hulu, and I've seen the first three episodes (I have to wait for the rest to come off hulu plus), and it's interesting to compare what happens in this one versus the original Danish/Swedish version (which is also on hulu).

    One thing the American version has going for it is the setting. I'm sure that Denmark and Sweden have their cultural differences and conflicts, but the culture shock of going from El Paso (basically a large small town) to Juarez (murder central in the middle of a drug cartel civil war) seemed akin to crossing into another dimension. I loved that aspect of the show.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2014
    Am watching the original The Bridge at the moment. Definitely my favourite of the euro crime dramas so far.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2014 edited
    Fargo. Holy crap.

    Don't, don't, please don't, go somewhere else . . .

    Edit: WHEW.
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    @johnjones: I like the setting of both, but the setting/culture does make them very different shows. I'm looking forward to seeing how things will play out in the American one in comparison because of that fact. The timeline with the personal lives are also different, which is interesting. And you're right, the Swedish side is portrayed as more orderly and richer than the Danish side, but not that much. El Paso vs Juarez on the other hand are totally different worlds that are still incredibly interconnected.

    @Darkest: Oh, it's good. So good. I started watching it intending to watch an episode or two and then keep going as I had time. I quickly realized that I was ADDICTED and do whatever it took to see more. The funny thing is I don't know if I even want to see the second season of the Danish/Swedish version.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2014
    I only have four episodes left. If I didn't have the last 3 GoT episodes to watch and video games to catch up with I'd probably finish it off on my day off. But then I usually binge on all of a series in one go or leave the last few episodes because I don't want it to end.

    I really like Saga a lot especially the way she moves (a bit like a swan) also the fact that she is treated like a person not a tangle of eccentricities and plot devices. As someone with Autism it's nice to see a fair representation on tv.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2014

    I'm glad more good people didn't die.

    I'm worried about Gus. What did he "figure out?" I hope his soul wasn't damaged.

    Lester's passing was satisfying and logical but not ironic enough.

    Bonus points for the wolf. Wolves are so pretty. You could tell that one was having an easy day on the set, just hanging around.
  6.  (11315.95)
    What Gus figured out:
    The last time he spoke to Malvo, Malvo asked him "Why do humans see so many shades of green?" Molly gave him the answer that it was an evolutionary holdover to allow us to better see predators. Gus figured out that Malvo was saying he was a predator
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2014
    Game of Thrones has finished, Continuum nearly, and there's only two episodes of Penny Dreadful left. I also watch Fargo. I started to watch The Newsroom, but I can't tell if it's for me. I need to find something old or new to zone out to. I've even been thinking of watching Homicide: Life on the Street, to see if it stands the test of time. Oh well. I could give Defiance a shot - that may numb my skull.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2014
    Thanks DavidLejeune! That explains things perfectly. I remember Molly's explanation, but forgot when/where Malvo asked it.
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2014
    Is everyone watching Orphan Black? Because everyone should be.

    Season 2 has been occasionally spread a bit thin with the worldbuilding, but otherwise it's still incredibly on point. The way it can switch genres at a moment's notice is lovely, and if Tatiana Maslany doesn't win all the awards this year, the ain't no justice.

    My single favourite moment this season was the ending of ep. 4, where the mood goes from fear to panic to just sheer unbridled terror. And that's just Sarah Manning.
  7.  (11315.99)
    Didn't think it would happen, but it's gone and happened: Community, series six

    Community will be getting revived for a sixth season, set to premiere this Fall on Yahoo Screen.

    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2014
    And I guess we need to start over fresh again.