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    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    I may have misheard, but didn't the woman from the tv crew say something about how the case was similar to "spiral" case or something like that? The obvious reference would be the season 1 case. If so, it would mean that the seasons take place in the same fictional universe. But it might also just be an Easter egg.
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    Better Call Saul -- Season 4 Better Get Emmy

    A terrific finale to the show's worst season (still great though). Like others who wrote here, I wish they'd give more screentime to Nachos; a tremendously fascinating character. That shot with Mike shooting Werner gotta be the more gorgeous the show's ever had.
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    Better Call Saul -- Season 4 Better Get Emmy

    I don't know, I would hate if they did the "kill the workers"-twist. It's way too obvious, plus would have all their preparations of making the location of the lab unknown unnecessary. Whatever company/organisation the Germans are working for also ought to have some preparations in place to dissuade the criminals they work with from murdering them when the job is done.
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    Colour me surprised when I employed the forum's search function and found myself fucking short of desirable fucking answers pertaining to my burning desire to locate a previous fucking Deadwood thread. The show, seemingly popular with a plethora of cocksuckers on this site judging by various list-threads, only had as something constituting a forum for fucking discourse a comparison thread between Deadwood and Hell on fucking Wheels. A thread dedicated solely to Deadwood's fucking brilliance fucking shone with its absence. Right, enough with the horseshit. On my second viewing right now; in the middle of season three. The dialogue is beyond anything I've seen on the big or small screen, I can't even fathom how anyone can write that well. A huge shout-out to the casting people as well. Much has been said about Ian McShane's brilliance, but the thing that stuck out the most for me on rewatching season three was George Hearst. He might be the most intimidating villain I've ever seen, brilliantly subtle performance by Gerald McRaney. A small shout-out to drunk racist Steve, the guy's constant impotent rage made for some great scenes.
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    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    Hearth-wrenching end to episode three, but I guess it wouldn't make sense to the story if June escaped to Canada this early. Do you think we will see the British-Canadian invasion of the US east during this season?
  6. Check out the vote spread on IMDb's Black Panther site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825683/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt Can we boil it down to 3000 racists, or is something else going on?
  7. Good trailer! Anthony Hopkins was the MVP of the first season, are there any rumours about that he'll show up for season two (as a host or something)?
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    Peaky Blinders Season 3 - Spoilers

    So glad this show it back! I find Aidan Gillen extremely annoying in every role he plays, but apart from that everything looks promising.
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    The Deuce

    The way this shown recreates 70s NYC is an astonishing achievement. You can really smell the garbage and opportunity of the era. It is the most depressive show I've seen since Black Mirror, though. The hell that the prostitutes endure isn't likely to vanish once they switch to porn. A-level acting throughout, especially from the pimps and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    This show does the surrealist and/or horror sequences extremely well, but the main plot arc has enormous pacing issues. And the dialogue is mediocre in the best moments and horrendous the rest of the time. I will continue watching for the sake of the, sometimes, extraordinary cinematography and sound design, but I have lost hope of being told a good story.
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    Rank your 2017 TV shows throughout the year

    These are all the shows i recall watching thus far this year. Probably forgetting something 1. The Leftovers - how to finish a show with grace 2. Big Little Lies - enormously entertaining, superb cast all around 3. Better Call Saul 4. Twin Peaks - if it maintains the current quality for all 18 episode, it's gonna be #1 on the list 5. The Handmaid's Tale 6. Fargo 7. 13 Reasons Why 8. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 9. The Americans - this season didn't captured me at all for some reason, still hasn't finished it 10. House of Cards - this show should have ended three seasons ago 11. Santa Clarita Diet 12. Taboo - hugely disappointing, considering the cast and scale of production 13. Sherlock - a horrible mess
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    I am almost completely unfamiliar with surrealism, bit this whole episode (episode 8) had me hooked for every second. I basely understand anything, but I love it all. The art direction (both visual and auditory) is sublime and hugely emotional.
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    Watch episode 1-9 of season two, as well as the season finale (episode 22). You can skip the episodes in between.
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    Twin Peaks - Double R Diner Now Open!

    Seen the first three episodes now. It's stunningly brave and brilliant work thus far. The campy soap elements has been erased completely from the narrative, and the surreal horror amped up a thousand times.
  15. Very entertaining episode. Felt good to get back to meat of the story after all the business with Gus and Mike (however entertaining that is). I'm curious though... Why would they not disbar Jimmy after this episode? Sure Chuck was proven to be delusional, and that might explain why Jimmy said the stuff on the tape... But Jimmy still broke into Chuck's home and broke his property. That remains a crime, no matter the context. How will they justify that?
  16. The man that Mike was following in the beginning of the episode: what was he doing before swinging by Los Pollos? Just visiting random dead-drops unrelated to the story, or what?
  17. This show is so fucking beautifully filmed and directed that it makes the most mundane scenes interesting. So glad to have it back.
  18. Glenn is without a doubt the best actor on the show (although Danny is fine too). He manages to create some genuinely scary scenes and then revert to comedy in a second. Can't be an easy task. I wonder though how far they will take his psychopathy. Like with Mac's homosexuality (which was "resolved" recently), Dennis' serial killer-esque character arc needs to make a progression before it becomes stale and predictable. The latest episode was great. Had me laughing out loud in a way I almost never do when watching TV.
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    Peaky Blinders Season 3 - Spoilers

    Another great season. Tom Hardy needs to be made a permanent main cast member, if they can afford it. I had two issues with the plot though. 1. The pedo-priest was fairly cheap and quite unnecessary (as others have said); the guy was a good enough villain as it was. 2. What was the deal with the Italian boss' wife being a former school teacher to the Shelby lads? It made zero sense to me that a London-based Italian crimelord would have married a random Birmingham schoolteacher. Maybe I missed something about that, I don't know.
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    (Spoilers) FX The Americans v.3

    Lovely series. My one true complaint is that the man playing Stan's boss is an extremely poor actor. The guy playing Stan isn't great either, but he makes an effort.
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    (Spoilers) FX The Americans v.3

    I had totally missed that this show had come back, so I just binged the first three episodes. This is truly a fantastic show, extremely well-acted (apart from the guy who plays Stan), and with a writing that really allow the character drama room to breath and evolve naturally. I agree that Nina's story feels a bit detached, but I have that the writers will do something great of it.
  22. Good episode, but was it really only supposed to be 17 minutes long?
  23. The latest episode (no 5) was one of the best one in the show's history. Dennis' continuous decent into malicious madness is glorious. Glenn should get all the rewards there are.
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    I'll be fucked.
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    Hyped for the Victorian era, should be wonderful.