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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2016, 08:04:42 pm »
Currently on my third re watch of The Wire, amazing still.

Also rewatching Battlestar Galactica, the best pure Sci Fi show ever made.

I treat TV shows like books, there are certain ones I will revisit time after time.
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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2016, 09:01:01 pm »
Season 2 of the wire is my favourite ever series

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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2016, 10:17:21 pm »
I thought Season 3 was better, personally.  All three I've seen so far have been great, just in different ways.

It's about time I revisited BSG; man, I love that show.

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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2016, 10:53:02 pm »
Yeah 3 is great too. Just something about the story of the docks and the guys there struggling to make a
Living that makes series
2 stand out more, for me anyway.

I need a new series to watch, watching orange is the new black with the Mrs and it really doesn't do much for me.

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2016, 10:10:09 am »
Mr Robot is good, Stranger Things is great, and I'm about to start watching The Night Of...
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2016, 10:13:51 am »
Shit - still need to watch ep 3... But stuck on old South Park...

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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2016, 10:22:33 am »
Yeah 3 is great too. Just something about the story of the docks and the guys there struggling to make a
Living that makes series
2 stand out more, for me anyway.

I need a new series to watch, watching orange is the new black with the Mrs and it really doesn't do much for me.
Season 2 is the best in my view too.Sparrows Point, the enormous steelworks shown on one of the shows is gone, a giant parking lot. ArcelorMittal wanted to buy it but the deal was deemed a monopoly so some shady Russians snapped itup and filed for bankruptcy the whole mess reeks of cronyism and in the meantime 3,000 Steelworkers join their brother Longshoreman on the unemployment line-there's always a job to be had at walmart. The US really pisses me off. Like we're all supposed to have service jobs that pay shit while our masters continue the dismantling of our industrial base. Capitalism as cancer.
 You might like The Night Of... but since it's a remake of a Brit show you may already have seen it with different accents...
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2016, 06:06:41 pm »
I think what dropped S2 down a notch for me was that I couldn't muster any sympathy for the longshoremen.  Yeah, they were just trying to survive, (kinda the underlying theme of the entire series, both for the people and for the city as a whole) but they were in a dying trade and they refused to recognize it.  Containerization, mechanization, computerization; they're trends that have been going on for decades, and pining for the good old days won't put food on the table.  Watching them willfully ignore how the world and the profession was changing just made me dislike them.

It reminded me of what Red said in Shawshank Redemption- "Either get busy living or get busy dying."  They chose dying, and I just couldn't get down with it.

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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2016, 06:13:35 pm »
Haha holy cow Chris... I'm glad I didn't have to watch season 2 with you... Of course I had the same rational thoughts, but I chose to sympathise with the fellas instead... That's why it's my favourite season...

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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2016, 08:47:12 pm »
Jesus, they're staring right at me...

My post might have come across a little harsher than I intended.  I did empathize for them, it's just that underneath the sympathy for guys watching the world they understood fade away were the feelings I said earlier.

And to be clear, I did love that season, just not quite as much as I loved season 3.  Maybe I'll reassess in a few months, after I've finished all five seasons and had some time to digest it (and rewatch a few, or maybe several, episodes).

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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2016, 02:42:30 pm »
Sick kid, rainy day, yup Netflix it is. Just starting Stranger Things. Looks promising so far.

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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2016, 04:18:08 pm »
I already really miss Stranger Things.

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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2016, 05:38:25 pm »
Can't wait for season 2....
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2016, 11:33:03 pm »
Neck deep in Stranger Things now, been superb thus far. Also catching up on Mr Robot and the Flash. Anxiously awaiting Season 3 of Daredevil, The Punisher, and the Netflix Star Wars series on Darth Maul
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2016, 02:58:26 am »
I'm looking forward to Luke Cage.  And for escapist fun, I'm waiting for the second seasons of Dark Matter and iZombie.