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lazebone

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TV Trailers
« on: September 26, 2017, 03:30:54 AM »
I am always looking for good shows to watch that I may not have seen or heard of before. Since we have the "What you're currently watching" thread, I thought we could have a place to add things we've watched in the past that others may enjoy.

Post the Season 1 trailer if you have the Youtube link ... and no spoilers!

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Re: TV Trailers
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 03:44:09 AM »

Dexter is one of my favorites. One of the all time best with cliffhangers and resolutions, twists and turns, it has some of the most mind blowing episode/season finales of any episodic show that will make it more than difficult to not "just watch one more." The talent includes Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under), Keith Carradine, John Lithgow, Jimmy Smits, and tons more. The soundtrack is top notch, often difficult to the the themes out of your head, lol. Unlike a lot of shows, it doesn't take a lot of episodes to "get into." If you watch the first episode to the end, it's difficult not to want to see what happens next.

Showtime has the first episode available on Youtube. (Change your resolution to HD for best viewing expierience:) Showtime also offers a free trial for their app, ala Netflix, but I'm pretty sure Dexter is actually available on Netflix as well.


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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 04:00:00 AM »

From the writer and executive producer of HBO's the Sopranos, Mad Men is one of those shows that was a little tough to get into, but once I did ... wow .... this is a prime example of quality television. An engrossing story that doesn't fall back on "which character dies this week," and gives focus to dialogue and set design, not to mention the sheer depth of characters and backstories that help to create a realistic world.

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Re: TV Trailers
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 04:30:41 AM »

Pretty enjoyable show to watch. Not as "realistic" as I prefer my shows to be, but hey, it's Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt, so it has the acting pedigree behind it. Best ever? Nah, but worth a watch when you're looking for something fresh. I will say that sometimes a trailer doesn't do a program the justice it deserves. It seems the opposite here lol.

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Re: TV Trailers
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 04:41:13 AM »

I think it's the era and subject matter that draws me into this show. Currently airing their final season on AMC, Halt and Catch Fire (referring to an old PC command) throws fictional characters into the real life events of the computer age and shows the story from the perspective of competitor to the IBM's, Apple's, Microsofts, and AOL's of the world.

I think they did a decent job of recreating the era and being nostalgic without being "gimmicky." For those that had anything to do with computers from the mid 80's to mid 90's, it's a pretty fun watch.

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Re: TV Trailers
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 10:02:46 AM »
I really liked Billy Bob as "Billy McBride."
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Re: TV Trailers
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 09:44:22 AM »
I'm like the only person in this world that never watched Smallville. I watched the first episode on Hulu a few weeks ago (I was trying out Hulu), and I loved it. However, it's going to be awhile before I can sit back and binge on it. I might just go ahead and find the boxset to purchase and be done with it. Alias is another show I never watched when it was on. I've watched a few episodes of it and love it as well. The cool thing about some of these shows is that I can go back and watch them and they kind of take me back to a time when I was much younger!
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Re: TV Trailers
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 04:47:44 AM »
I really liked Billy Bob as "Billy McBride."

I like Billy Bob as pretty much anything.

I'm like the only person in this world that never watched Smallville.

I never watched it either. I just couldn't get into those super low budget CW shows. It was just too "soap opera-ry" for me. But everyone has their tastes .. it definitely had one of the more devoted fan bases during its run.

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The cool thing about some of these shows is that I can go back and watch them and they kind of take me back to a time when I was much younger!
   

I can agree with that for sure! I love watching movies like Trading Places, Fletch, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, etc. as those were always the ones on TBS and other cable channels regularly when I was growing up. After seeing them all a million times, I still can't seem to turn away when I run across them. 

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2017, 05:20:20 AM »

Season 3 is near (Season 1 trailer above), and I can't wait as this show has begun to really find an identity of its own and allow its story lines to progress organically within its own world. This is by far the best show Amazon Prime has to offer, and, while it is a "hit," I'm sure it would have much more mainstream awareness if it was on a premium cable channel or Netflix.

I "almost" watched this show for a year or so, but just couldn't make myself get started. I always found something else instead. But man am I glad I finally did hit the play button. Somewhere along the line it gains traction and begins to take off from just an "interesting idea" to a thought provoking period piece with an eye towards character depth and development.

Not much more you can ask for when a show seems to steadily improve upon itself, going where the story takes it, not where someone has determined it should go.

Available on Amazon Prime, Amazon offers the first episode on Youtube for free. I've posted the link below. Be sure to change your quality to the highest rate for optimal viewing experience!


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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 05:39:54 AM »

Kind of breaking my own rule here as this is actually the trailer for season 2. However, season 2 is a prequel to season 1, and each season is an "anthology," a self contained story with small references or callbacks to characters in the previous season. Anyway, you are actually watching it "in order" by watching the second season first, with no spoilers or anything like that if you move "forward" to season 1. Season 3 has nothing to do with either season 1 or 2. Think True Detective.

Anyway, the reason I posted season 2's trailer is that it is one of the most engrossing pieces to be put onto the small screen. While season 1 (with Billy Bob Thorton) is still an excellent season in its own right, with callbacks to the Cohen Brothers film of the same name, season 2 is totally original and just has that special blend of acting, writing, directing, and cinematography that provides gripping entertainment. Enjoy! Pretty sure this is on HULU, possibly Netflix as well.
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Re: TV Trailers
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 12:01:48 PM »
Never heard of "The Man in the High Castle."
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