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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    What is about the show that won you over? I watch my first episode, S1 E1, last night. I was kind of meh about it.
    The first episode didn't do much for me but I'd encourage you to stick with it. There are so many things I love about the show -- the way it handles depression, cynicism, pop culture and Hollywood, family dysfunctions... there's a lot going on. It gets pretty heavy, but there's also a lot of dark humor that makes me laugh. The underwater episode is brilliant, and in season 4 there's a pretty brutal Princess Carolyn episode. I love Amy Sedaris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    The first episode didn't do much for me but I'd encourage you to stick with it. There are so many things I love about the show -- the way it handles depression, cynicism, pop culture and Hollywood, family dysfunctions... there's a lot going on. It gets pretty heavy, but there's also a lot of dark humor that makes me laugh. The underwater episode is brilliant, and in season 4 there's a pretty brutal Princess Carolyn episode. I love Amy Sedaris.
    Yeah it's great. And characters are allowed to be flawed too, which is amazing. (I've shouted BOJACK YOU DICK many an episode! Even Todd, idiot that he is, can be selfish.)

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    I'm watching People of Earth. It's about a support group for alien abductees. Wyatt Cenac starrs as a journalist who comes to interview the people in the group and Ana Gasteyer as the group therapist. It's quirky and funny, I highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    The first episode didn't do much for me but I'd encourage you to stick with it. There are so many things I love about the show -- the way it handles depression, cynicism, pop culture and Hollywood, family dysfunctions... there's a lot going on. It gets pretty heavy, but there's also a lot of dark humor that makes me laugh. The underwater episode is brilliant, and in season 4 there's a pretty brutal Princess Carolyn episode. I love Amy Sedaris.
    We'll see! My husband and I watch about an hour of TV together a night. He was meh about it as well!

    For us, we really enjoyed Atypical because it was relevant to our lives. That show has ruined us! We want more shows like it!

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    Is anyone else watching The Deuce? Saw the pilot episode last week and it was better than I expected. It isn't just the rise of the porn system, but also the cultural and political implication of it. It has the same showrunners as the Wire and is very well done. Having lived through the seventies, it does a great job of catching that era. Also Franco, Gyllenhaal and the rest of the cast are excellent.

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    I have. I kind of rolled my eyes at the previews, but heard a good review of it on NPR. I was pleasantly surprised. I'm really interested in where it is going to go. Definitely agree with you about the cast- great performances so far!

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    I just started watching Trapped. Not the others, This One.

    So far (2 episodes) so good. Also, I'm learning Icelandic. Ha. Some of the subtitles, like names, are written in Icelandic, which is pretty cool right there.

    Edited to add: Seyðisfjörður <--Look! Unf speaks Icelandic already!
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    God damn... I finished it 3 days ago and it is still on my mind.
    At first I thought the characters were too much High School stereotypes (maybe for a reason?) but they got under my skin real quick.
    The final few episodes were tough going, especially that inevitable scene.
    God damn...
    post28!

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    Anybody watching Love? Apatow isn't really my bag. But there are enough other people involved that I don't really notice his influence. It's a pretty entertaining watch.

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    I am on episode 7 of The Keepers.
    This is really a brilliantly made, brilliantly documented series.

    I'm taking a bit of a break from it come here and talk about it. At the point where I am in the series we've just learned about these two new suspects from their respective nieces and immediately I started to think of that movie from maybe 10 years ago called The Dead Girl and how one of those stories in that very fine movie is about the wife of the killer. She sees it but she doesn't see it totally that her husband is doing all this and that. And that's what I am getting from these relatives. It's shocking but not shocking how long people sit on information like this.

    That's what I love the most about this show... you have so many elements to it but at the end of the day this is a story about decades and decades of people keeping secrets mostly because they can't really connect the secrets to anything really big. I love that line Gemma says about being in a room full of electric wires and having absolutely no way of connecting them.

    I also think about the incredible character that Facebook is in all of this. How you can use something like Facebook to gather information about a crime and a series of crimes from so far back. Makes you wonder how many cold cases could be solved if only there were more Abbie's and Gemma's in the world on their computers, sitting at home, doing there best to gather the tiniest bit of information.

    Ok, back to the show I go.
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    The Sinner
    It's on the USA network. I didn't know anything going into it, but with each episode a little bit more is revealed, and I'm 3 episodes in and I'm hooked.

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    Transparent Season Four
    It took til episode 7 but from there to the last it was absolutely perfect. Laughing and crying all over the place. If you get bored by the first couple episodes just skip to episode 7.
    7-10 are the best episodes of the entire series.

    A couple scenes I have to talk about:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volta View Post
    Transparent Season Four
    It took til episode 7 but from there to the last it was absolutely perfect. Laughing and crying all over the place. If you get bored by the first couple episodes just skip to episode 7.
    7-10 are the best episodes of the entire series.
    I just started season one since it's now on demand with the Sundance Channel. I didn't want to get pulled in because there's so much TV on right now and I'm behind on all that. But the characters are such a...mess, that I find it really compelling. I'm on episode 10.

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    I promise you there will be times you just can't stand the adult kids but all their mess and baggage makes the really good moments or transcendent moments that much more heartwarming.
    And they really go on a great journey.. where they started and where you see them at the end of season 4 is quite a great feat.
    Miss Vanjieeee. Miss Vanjiee. ..Miss Van..

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    I started TBS's The Guest Book today and it's incredible. If you liked My Name is Earl and/or Raising Hope, this is the show for you. Quirky characters doing shady things but yet still adorable and you root for them. It's a little coarser and more edgy than the other two network shoes, but still tame-ish because it's TBS, not HBO.

    There are recurring characters, but the main story involves different guest stars every episode. Kinda Love Boat-y with random guest stars, but higher quality celebrities. It's a nice balance and it helps the show, like Garcia's others, to be really diverse.

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