TV - What Are You Watching

  • Banned

    Batman the Animated Series on Blu-ray, Samurai Jack on Blu-ray and Rick and Morty season 3 on Blu-ray. Waiting for FX's The Shield to arrive (on Blu-ray) before the end of the year. Never seen The Shield, but heard good things.

    I haven't streamed for a long time. I don't like feeling like I have to watch enough episodes from Netflix's limited selection of shows in a month to make the subscription feel worth it. I want to be able to take my time.

  • Just watched the first episode of Tokusatsu Gagaga. It's a show about a toku geek trying to get through daily life without her co-workers finding out about her obsession. I don't know how many people here care about shows like Super Sentai or other tokusatsu series but if you're a fan of them you have to check it out.

  • Watching Thunderbolt Fantasy right now. I wouldn't be surprised if someone said the fact that it's puppetry is a turn-off but don't let it be, this show is intense. Also, it's written by Gen Urobuchi if that means anything to you.

  • Umbrella Academy is decent.

  • I rewatched Men Behaving Badly and the first two series of Harry Enfield and Chums. Absolutely hilarious. 90's humour never gets old.

  • I've been watching The Worst Chefs in America with ye olde girlfriend and whatdoyaknow, it's inspired us to cook more! Luckily, we aren't disasters like the people in the show though.

    Also, rewatching Archer for the third time because it was missing in my life.

  • @sabotagethetruth could not tell you how many times I have watched the first 4 seasons of Archer.

  • I just watched the 3rd episode of The Mandalorian and it was great. I recommend it to anyone who is even have a little sympathy for SW universe.

  • The Watchmen, holy smokes it's so good!

  • And just like that, after four fantastic seasons, Mr. Robot is over. The finale is everything I could have asked for and more, and manages to offer one final twist that ties the whole thing together. I'm honestly blown away that the twist fits in so well with everything that has happened in the show, answering questions that I didn't even know I had. There are some small things still left ambiguous, but I think some things are better left a mystery.

    This final episode was beautiful. It made me cry, which granted isn't that hard to do but still. I think it's the definition of bittersweet. I could go on for hours about how affecting this ending is, but nobody has time for that, so I'll leave you with one, final, amazing fact: it ends with M83's Outro and it actually manages to feel poignant.

    Farewell, old friend.

  • Hmm, old thread. Anyway, I was just watching the last episode of Stargirl. As it aired in America on CW, I was worried at first that it would be just like any CW show (like Arrow, Flash, Supergirl or Batwoman). But as far as I know it is just syndicated at CW and is more a DC original show like Titans, Doom Patrol or Swamp Thing, … but better. As the other shows do not seem to have any notable narrative, as the protagonists are more occupied with themselves, Stargirl reminded me off maybe early Buffy or something. Have to admit, I was a bit surprise, that the show does not have any LGBTQ characters or things that people would call progressive these day, no this show is somewhat just lighthearted, a bit “all American” as you might suspect but it was just a simple and conclusive story in 13 episodes without much distractions, that I did not expect to enjoy as much as I did. Maybe some people would find it cringy but is was just what I needed. There is still some stuff and characters that were hinted at for a second season, so I hope we get one. But for anyone who can get access to these episodes and is somewhat of a DC fan, I would like to recommend it. I do not often do the but maybe give this show a change.

  • Just finished the second season of Thunderbolt Fantasy. I can't really say much about it since even giving the most basic plot synopsis would involve massive spoilers for the end of the first season but just trust me on this, both seasons are a 10 and you should check them out.

  • Given up on Lovecraft Country, too much crappy CGI and action oriented. Then gave Perry Mason a go and really enjoyed the first episode, way more dark and moody than what I was expecting.

  • Joe Pera Talks With You

    I just spent like 15 minutes writing a long, drawn out post about this show, but it wasn't really working so I scrapped it. Here are a few short words:

    This is quite simply the most life-affirming piece of media I have ever seen. Joe Pera has the uncanny ability to tap into the beauty of life like no other, and somehow, if only for a moment, brings true, tangible meaning into the human existence. In one episode a Jack O' Lantern receives a viking funeral, and it got me to bawl my eyes out. Please, please, please watch it. I truly believe it's one of the most important shows ever made.

  • I'm currently watching Agents of SHIELD's seconda season again after years to finally continue where I left in third season and it's really nice and fun.

  • With Disney+ being part of Gamepass for a month I decided to check The Mandalorian. I think "it's ok" is really the best I can say. The production value shows but I'm 6 eps in and I find the writing to be quite uninteresting and pointless. Kinda reminds me of a bad 80s series.

    Which makes me wonder what am I missing? I remember by the end of each episode people storming social media talking about what had happened in that episode all hyped, but by the end of each episode so far I feel like nothing worthy or exciting happened.

  • Finished the second season of The Boys.

    Weaker than first season but still good and worth to follow. I just love the world of the series. It's uncensored style is fresh and just gives enjoyment to me. This season's biggest problem was the action/story progression balance but they nailed it with final three episodes thankfully. Really excited to see where things will go from here and hope that third season will be the best or the one that comes really close after the first season.

    Finally: Stormfront was the star of the season, really great character. And I love show's satirical attitude towards popular culture, really makes me smile.

  • WandaVision

    First two episodes released and while they are not something magnificent, they were nice to watch and kept me curious about the rest. And I must say that I really missed MCU, that title sequence at the beginnings would be enough for me to be happy again!

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    I watched the first four episodes of the 5th season and show is great as always. Best sitcom ever! Hallowen episode form the 4 of them is my favourite.

    Jake's proposal to Amy was emotional and cute.

  • Gravity Falls

    I just finished this up a few days ago. I know I'm a little late to the party, but man, this may become one of my favorite animated series ever. It started out as a show that made me laugh, and had charming and lovable characters that would always bring a smile to my face with their adventures. In the spirit of DuckTales (specifically the 2017 version owes a ton to this show and you should absolutely watch it if you haven't), every episode takes on a different separate adventure. But as things go on, things come together, and do so in a big way. You realize these aren't just silly characters; they have depth. Some have tragedy strike them at different times. Most everyone has had breadcrumbs being laid for them the entire show, and once the last quarter comes around, it clicks just how much growth you've seen between the characters and the location itself.

    The location of Gravity Falls hits especially close to home having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, with plans to move back there very soon. The show's creator, Alex Hirsch really has a keen understanding of the feel of the area, with subtle things like local legends and the way small towns feel, to more in your face things like the tall trees and pancakes. There's so much love and understanding for the area and the people, kooky or no, that live there, as well as these characters. When it came time to say goodbye at the end of the last episode, I was legitimately choked up and crying. It's short lived, but it's supposed to be. Looking back you realize there were so many adventures you got to see these characters go on, but just like Summer Vacation as a kid, nothing lasts forever. But those memories of your adventures will. Gravity Falls is a reminder of the fleeting, beautiful, and touching ways that made being a kid all the more special as an adult when you look back. When you're in those moments, they feels like they'll will never end. When you've grown and you look back at all the times you laughed together with the people closest to you, and how fast it passed you by, they become even more special.

    I immediately purchased the blu-ray set. This sucker's going in my permanent collection.


  • @happygaming I've been meaning to rewatch this show for quite some time. I miss its characters and the whole vibe of it.
    Watching this show week to week was agonizing especially towards the end when shit goes crazy. And the number of insane fan theories, my god.