Last TV show you saw?

Watched all 3 series of Das Boot (2018) in one go. As ever in such TV series, I love the action and suspense bits, and the fine lines of military hierarchy, but can't stand soapy love drama. The supense was plenty and it was quiet good, and the love soap was only in one series, so the good bits dominated.

First series kept close to the 1981 movie plot about "U-Boat goes auf Feindfahrt from La Rochelle", but mixed some land base french resistance/french police/gestapo plot into it.
Second series reached out to some USA plots, but some U-Boat stuff was still on the menu, and the land based french plot changed from resistance thrill to refugee drama.
Third series changed the main set to neutral Portugal, and back on the U-Boat this time centring on the fact that german crews got thinned out and younger/greener as the war went on, while the UK and US sonar and ship radar tech got better and better.

All in all I liked it. Some modern political correctness was detected, but hey. - Very much liked the fact that as in real life there are no blank heroes, as everybody has their own grey agenda and there weren't too much TV-plot-dumb characters around.

7/10

- Like that some main characters bought the farm mid-season, like Simone Strasser, quiet realistically that sooner or later she as an amateur spy would get caught by the professionals, especially liked the fact that she was gunned down by some anonymous german soldier and not by the main antagonist.
- Also realistically was the refusal to give most secondary protagonists a happy ending, driving home the terror and randomness of war.
- Should have looked for a better old age actor than the one who played Kapitän Hoffman senior, the father of Kaleun Hoffman junior. Made a very wooden delivery.
 
Just finished Barry. I know some people were down on the last season, but this show has been one of my all-time favorites...maybe even top 5?

But the last episode of TV I watched was the last Master Chef, but I think we're realizing we just don't like anymore. Everything feels WAY WAY too forced. We actually like Crimescene Kitchen more, and it's ridiculous.
 
Watched a few episodes of the new futurama season... and it was entirely forgettable, I don't really remember any of it, except that they should not have brought it back again and just let it be... sad, but entirely expected.
 
Watched a few episodes of the new futurama season... and it was entirely forgettable, I don't really remember any of it, except that they should not have brought it back again and just let it be... sad, but entirely expected.
My guess is that Disney was able to make it work financially.
 
My guess is that Disney was able to make it work financially.


Except Disney is whining about the streaming services not making money.
 
I'm doing another rewatch of Babylon 5 at the moment. It's been almost 20 years since I've first watched it, I have rewatched it probably five times already. and still every time they show a Shadow vessel it sends a shiver down my spine. Damn, that's some effective storytelling and editing.
 
This is one reboot/reimagining I am very much looking forward to. With a new animated movie already released and a TV series reportedly in the works, and JMS at the helm of both, I am willing to give it the benefit of doubt - not the least because OG Babylon looks so dated my wife can't take it (she somehow feels 1960s Doctor Who has aged better).
 
I'm doing another rewatch of Babylon 5 at the moment. It's been almost 20 years since I've first watched it, I have rewatched it probably five times already. and still every time they show a Shadow vessel it sends a shiver down my spine. Damn, that's some effective storytelling and editing.
You will enjoy this 4K up res + 4K CGI remaster


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKj-N5j0SBY
 
@evoWALO: Those CGI shots, especially the wide-angle shot of the station in front of the planet, look amazing. (y)
IKR? JMS took extra effort to make B5 16:9 safe so that when DVDs, 2K blu-ray & 4K blu-ray become the next format it would be as simple as rescanning the 35mm film negatives to 4K resolution and rerender the CGI files to 4K.

Sadly.. it still isn't cheap enough to do considering how popular B5 is.
 
Star Trek: Lower Decks. For a 90s-era Star Trek fan like me it is like a waterfall of easter eggs that also happens to have depth, in a way that the first two Abrams movies especially lacked.
 
... and after a night of sleeping over it, I've actually decided to ditch the show. None of the characters in the second season are remotely interesting and my pile of unwatched material is far too high already.
 
Season 2 is not as captivating as season 1 so far, but it's still good TV, and a pretty damn faithful adaptation of the character from the book.

But contrary to the first season, I don't remember this particular book, so I have no clue where this is going.

Funniest moment so far: Episode 1, Robert Patrick answering "I don't give a shit" to someone asking him who is Sarah Connor 😂
 
Season 17 of Project Runway. It aired March-June 2019.

There's a contestant named Kovid.

For the challenge in the 3rd episode, one of the hosts shouted, "Kovid, you're killing me!"

In the same episode, Kovid, originally from Asia (India, but still Asia), made an outfit-matching face mask.

I can't imagine the shitstorm of hate mail he probably got just a few months later.
 
Deadloch

It's an 8 hour miniseries from Australia set in Tasmania. The style is murder mystery, but with a dark comedy twist. In similar vein to what you see out of Britain, just a little funnier.

I enjoyed it and they kept me guessing as to who done it the whole time.
 
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