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2 hours ago, Joaoiyama said:

Anyone into Black Sails? Very underrated, one of my all time favorites.

I named it in my first post in this thread. I wouldn't put on top of my preferred but I definitely enjoyed watching it.

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I can't recommend After Life (Netflix) highly enough, an astonishing blend of tragedy and comedy. I've always blown hot and cold with Ricky Gervais. I couldn't get into The Office, but I thought Extras was excellent. This one is his best yet, IMO.

If you can find it anywhere, Peter Kay's Car Share (BBC) is brilliant. All his stuff is brilliant actually and most of it was available on DVD, so it's probably out there somewhere on the Internet. Check out That Peter Kay Thing, Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy, and Britain's got the Pop Factor... and possibly a new Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice.

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Money Heist on Netflix. It concerns a gang stealing money from the Spanish Royal Mint. I've seen seasons 1 and 2 consisting of ten episodes of about 40 minutes each. Seasons 3 and 4 are now available. It's done in Spanish with excellent English dubbing and is considered one of the most watched series on Netflix. 

Another favorite is a Netflix documentary series--Formula 1; Drive to Survive. It covers two seasons of Grand Prix racing and season 3 will be on the way. I was never much of an automobile racing fan, but this series is a must for anyone who enjoys competition at its highest degreee. 

 

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Thanks for the Devs recommendation, Athenayama. I hadn't heard of it, but I'm now halfway in and it's well worth the watch.

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4 hours ago, code_number3 said:

There is newly-revived British satirical puppet show called Spitting Image, they made all public figure puppets.

As I am living outside the UK, this show’s full episode and funny parts are on its youtube channel.

Try as I did, I couldn’t make it through the first 20 minutes. Not funny, archaic, mundane, etc..

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4 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Try as I did, I couldn’t make it through the first 20 minutes. Not funny, archaic, mundane, etc..

Those are the guys from the Genesis "Land of Confusion" video, right?

Always found them vulgar and not very insightful (but I'm not a Brit); if you're parodying your warped image of a person, it doesn't ring very true.  Pro tip:  if you see your political enemies parodied and you think "that's not funny!" it probably isn't funny.

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11 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

Those are the guys from the Genesis "Land of Confusion" video, right?

Always found them vulgar and not very insightful (but I'm not a Brit); if you're parodying your warped image of a person, it doesn't ring very true.  Pro tip:  if you see your political enemies parodied and you think "that's not funny!" it probably isn't funny.

They were quite good when they did Lady Di and Charles and the other royals. For a short time the show was shown here in Germany regularly, but it became extremely boring later on and disappeared.

I have not much to add to this thread, my TV series interest used to focus on SF, the original Star Trek is my all time favorite and up to Next Generation I followed the series. TV shows I now watch are usually Japanese, especially anime, from local TV mostly documentaries on the VOD libraries of public stations, mostly ARTE, downloaded with MediathekView etc. Dr. Who is available in the English original and recently switched to Peter Capaldi, it's close to 6 years behind.

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On 12/10/2020 at 09:08, Akinomaki said:

They were quite good when they did Lady Di and Charles and the other royals. For a short time the show was shown here in Germany regularly, but it became extremely boring later on and disappeared.

Yeah, Spitting Image was good while Maggie was in power, then it lost its direction. 

Can't believe they wanted to bring it back. Who needs parody with Boris, Donald, Vladimir and the gang in charge?

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On 09/10/2020 at 14:26, Athenayama said:

I named it in my first post in this thread. I wouldn't put on top of my preferred but I definitely enjoyed watching it.

I love the controversy and fantasy, made me very interested in the piracy times while still sticking to my mind being a creative series.

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The Good Place is a big personal fave. Anything that has Michael Schur in its staff is really a good show. Parks and Rec, The Office and Brooklyn Nine Nine have all been excellent and it is amazing to see, 

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I also forgot to mention "Warrior". Surprised that no one mentioned it here before me. Originally written by Bruce Lee, he unfortunately died before being able to launch this project. Martial arts are rare in tv shows so that fact alone makes it interesting to watch. Story isn't very original but give it a shot and make your own judgement. It's still entertaining for me. Season 2 is currently running. 

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14 hours ago, Athenayama said:

Martial arts are rare in tv shows so that fact alone makes it interesting to watch.

If you're into martial arts, you might like to check out Ironfist and Daredevil on Netflix. Both are Marvel characters, but these shows are not like the Avengers superhero movies. They're much grittier and more adult in content, with a great focus on Oriental martial arts.

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2 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

If you're into martial arts, you might like to check out Ironfist and Daredevil on Netflix. Both are Marvel characters, but these shows are not like the Avengers superhero movies. They're much grittier and more adult in content, with a great focus on Oriental martial arts.

Thanks @RabidJohn I'm well aware of these Marvel characters, unfortunately I don't have access to Netflix.

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