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    Anyone watching Westworld. I put my thoughts on the show on the vomitorium blog. I quite like the series so far. Though some of Maeve's lines are quite corny.
    i am.

    i loved the original film with yul brynner and also the 1978 porno parody, sex world.
    the HBO reboot is a good balance of the two.

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    I can't help but see Westworld as analogous to every major city in the west, the playgrounds of the super-rich. Very pessimistic I know, but that is my take on it.

    You know, I never saw the original film. I should after this season.

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    Bit slow on the uptake, I know, but I'm three episodes into Peaky Blinders. Really enjoying it so far. The obvious comparison is to Boardwalk Empire, though it's too early to say if it's as good/better. The use of modern music is really clever and doesn't seem jarring. Acting is pretty solid. Oh, and one for the HN-SB thread: Annabelle Wallis as the Irish barmaid/police agent Grace:



    She has a nose that could conceivably grace (n.p.i.) a bust of Athena. I'm a bit smitten, tbh. And I can say that while watching it because Mrs Tea is too busy drooling over Cillian Murphy to notice, lol.
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    Currently enthralled in the Norwegian series "Occupied" on Netflix, three more episodes to go but recommended.

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...remiere-norway

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ied-russia-row

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    been going through the seasons of The Eric Andre show. Love everything about it, the meta-humorous jokes, the surrealist satirizing of american talk shows, the abstract expressionist-styled disposition, even the fact that it's significantly more miss than hit. One of the only shows on tv i've actually laughed out loud at besides The Simpsons and some of The Office, US version. Too many comedians make jokes they know are going to work. Eric Andre and Hannibal Burress are some of the few people pushing the genre forward.

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    i just finished Bojack Horseman
    deeply existential and hauntingly good
    best show i've seen in ages

    not properly TV though, is it?
    episodic, but not broadcast

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    I started watching that. Didn't stop cos I didn't like it, just stopped. I hear it gets really good though.

    My favourite comedy show ATM is Rick and Morty.

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    i'm telling you, watch "occupied". available on netflix, well worth it.

    good TV times here in the states: next week starts the new season of "better call saul", the new "fargo" starts the week after, then "master of none" and "house of cards" are back in may.

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    Y'all watching goddamned Fargo and Rick & Morty...

    Meanwhile the only tv show worth syndication is Riverdale, but small minds can't see the big picture.

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    CrowleyHead is the only person here who still appreciates Serious Art. The rest of us just watch soaps, listen to Justin Bieber and read airport thrillers.
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    Riverdale is basically a soap, though.

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    Has anyone been watching Guerrilla? I'm quite enjoying it as a fictionalisation of an important and little-known - well, I was hazy about it, anyways - piece of British history, though I think the criticisms of the erasure of black women in the series are undeniably accurate (going well beyond the casting of Freida Pinto, which could probably be justified if there was another foregrounded black female character in the first two episodes [which are the ones I've seen] The rather brilliant Wunmi Mosaku is woefully underused too).

    @entertainment - the Eric Andre Show is genuinely odd, that's for sure. Thanks for the heads up
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    Anyone else been watching Stranger Things? It's a soap opera/romantic drama/police thriller set in a superficially wholesome typical-small-town-in-Middle-America and deals alternately with the love lives of some preternaturally clear-skinned and articulate teenages, and with high-grade Weird Shit involving nameless horrors from another dimension. If that sounds oddly familiar, then frankly yes, if I were being unkind I could call it an homage to, or even pastiche of, Twin Peaks.

    Having said that, it's doesn't really feel at all Lynchian, as it has none of his trademark surrealism/magic realism, and lacks the oneiric (or rather nightmarish) quality that characterized Twin Peaks in particular. In fact the narrative so far (I'm four episodes in) is pretty straightforward. The show wears plenty of other influences on its sleeve, too, particularly [SPOILERS]the psychic girl who escapes from the sinister facility where she's been brutally 'encouraged' to develop her powers, which is straight out of Akira or Scanners; the government agents/conspiracy angle is very X-Files and the monsters are quite Stephen King. The distinctly organic and gloopy nature of the Other Place makes me think of Laird Barron, however, which maybe goes to show 'highbrow' horror lit having something of an influence on mainstream TV these days, along with all the Ligotti references (or ripoffs, if you prefer) in the first series of True Detective - which itself has quite a Twin Peaks-ish feel to it. Quite apart from that, the kids-riding-around-on-chopper-bikes-having-adventures aesthetic reminded me of E.T. crossed with a few of the more whimsical episodes of South Park.[END SPOILERS]

    It's quite well made and entertaining, with a great performance by Winona Ryder (there's a few other faces I recognize, but she's the standout name), but I think I'll need to watch some more before deciding whether it's more than a cleverly assembled collection of influences and hat-tips.

    Baboon, in answer to your question: nope, sorry.
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    "stranger things" was all the rage here last year, even the soundtrack was a hit. i haven't watched it, most of the reviews were pretty positive. i think it's starting season 2 now or soon.

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    I'm watching the new twin peaks. I'm enjoying it but the last episode I watched was 8 and it was terrible. Like an hour long arty 80s pop video

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