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I'd recommend The Broadchurch to you @MDD, but that's not foreign. Still, insanely good and criminally underrated. It's not a classical whodunit series, it's that but at the same time so much more. Olafur Arnalds made music for it, which is incredible and fits so well.
 

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I'd recommend The Broadchurch to you @MDD, but that's not foreign. Still, insanely good and criminally underrated. It's not a classical whodunit series, it's that but at the same time so much more. Olafur Arnalds made music for it, which is incredible and fits so well.

Ive heard that's good. I will add to the ever growing list. Line of duty new season is due soon, so the priority order will change.
 
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is getting a bit worse IMO (I'm at season 5). More and more outlandish scenarios... Kinda feels forced and a bit overboard.
 

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is getting a bit worse IMO (I'm at season 5). More and more outlandish scenarios... Kinda feels forced and a bit overboard.
Still love it. Easy tv and puts a smile on my face.
 

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Still love it. Easy tv and puts a smile on my face.
Yeah it's by no means bad, it's just that I've become as critical with movies and TV as I am with trance. 👀
 

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I finished watching Ted Lasso S1. A comedy from Apple about an American Football coach who becomes manager of an English Premier League team. I would usually never go for this kind of stuff as they are always shit but I loved this one. Just harmless fun, very likeable characters and actually quite emotional at times. Its also the perfect blend of American and British humour. Really surprised at how much I enjoyed season 1.

It started off as an TV advert/sketch 7 years ago which they eventually turned into a show.

 

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How did they manage to turn 3-4 sketches (which were cringe but somehow still funny) into a series? It's really that good?

They made the character shown in the sketches less obnoxiously annoying and more obnoxiously optimistic, which works really well. It doesnt use cringe factor as the driving force which I was glad as its been done to death in British comedy. Its a great season, in terms of easy-watching, harmless fun, underdog stuff. The main character Ted Lasso is outstanding.
 
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They made the character shown in the sketches less obnoxiously annoying and more obnoxiously optimistic, which works really well. It doesnt use cringe factor as the driving force which I was glad as its been done to death in British comedy. Its a great season, in terms of easy-watching, harmless fun, underdog stuff. The main character Ted Lasso is outstanding.
Never believed you. But then I tried watching the first episode earlier tonight.

So, 5 episodes in, gotta say it's lovely. It's a bit corny at times, but it's just wonderful. Sort of a feel-good, guilty pleasure type of series.
 
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Yeah man, its really good. Football is not really a part of it, more the relationships, which sounds like a standard or even cliche thing but they do it so well. Ted even has some kind of dark things going on too which I liked. Its the perfect blend of American and British humour
 

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That whole last episode was brilliant. I died at the Lasso Special (SBLII memories), and also at the final scene. Otherwise, a nice way to wrap the 1st season.

Oh, and also:

 

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The new South ParQ: Vaccination Special was alright, but unfortunately still plagued with the overdramatic music and filler scenes and "shots". Everything just sort of changed for the worse, they are trying to be smart, but it's barely funny anymore. Only a couple of scenes were a bit funny, whereas I can watch the first ~10-15 seasons and still laugh at them, even though they are outdated or stupid or whatever.

Top Gear Season 30 was alright too. What bothers me are the (seemingly fake) laughs from the presenters, which the editors had to leave in because we wouldn't know something was funny otherwise. Regardless, they are starting to gel together, and, as always, Harris is carrying the entire show on his shoulders. The travel restrictions meant they are less ambitious now with their stunts and ideas, which is nice. I always prefer to see them drive cars and talk VS seing a car over which a bike jumps over which a helicopter flies over which a supersonic jet fighter flies over which a space shuttle flies etc.

Last but not least, starting to enjoy SEAL Team again. I was sort of thinking about stopping it, because it's a mediocre overdramatic show about a military unit (from US, no less), so you can sort of imagine how it is, even without seeing a single scene. But then something interesting happens, like a veteran suicide, or an arrest for war crimes etc., which makes it seem like it's a bit more realistic than usual. Still, a stupidly mediocre series, but for some reason I'm still watching.
 

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Finished The Expanse. Excellent series overall, one of my favourite in recent years. Production design of the sets, CGI and UI is so good it completely created a believable world with fantastic characters.

S1 and S2 were the best. S3 had its moments but then took a nose-dive in last 5 eps to truly shocking levels of TV...i think this was when they were about to get cancelled but then boom S4 and S5 completely turned it around for some classic sci-fi TV. S5 tainted by the abrupt killing of a character due to his off-screen personal life 'choices', damn it really ruined some things for me. Currently rating it 8/10, lets if the last season can keep deliver.
 

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Finished The Expanse. Excellent series overall, one of my favourite in recent years. Production design of the sets, CGI and UI is so good it completely created a believable world with fantastic characters.

S1 and S2 were the best. S3 had its moments but then took a nose-dive in last 5 eps to truly shocking levels of TV...i think this was when they were about to get cancelled but then boom S4 and S5 completely turned it around for some classic sci-fi TV. S5 tainted by the abrupt killing of a character due to his off-screen personal life 'choices', damn it really ruined some things for me. Currently rating it 8/10, lets if the last season can keep deliver.


The Expanse is a truly fantastic sci-fi drama. Honestly its a masterpiece of art. I haven't read the books which the show is based on but am familiar with the books. The Expanse is easily one of the greatest sci-fi shows of all time and the best one currently running on tv. It's honestly a better Star Trek show than Picard or Discovery and it's not even a Star Trek show lol. I can't wait for the final season and a possible spinoff.