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Dustin
Posted: October 22nd, 2015, 10:49am Report to Moderator
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If you have Amazon Prime then try out Hand of God, I just watched the first episode and it's brilliant. I don't get the time to binge watch, at least, I wouldn't be able to live with the guilt afterwards, but if I did, then I'd binge watch that.

Don't leave Narcos till last, it's a really good show, that was another one I could have easily binge watched.


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I will still hold that The West Wing was the best series of all time


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Quoted from Dustin
If you have Amazon Prime then try out Hand of God, I just watched the first episode and it's brilliant. I don't get the time to binge watch, at least, I wouldn't be able to live with the guilt afterwards, but if I did, then I'd binge watch that.

Don't leave Narcos till last, it's a really good show, that was another one I could have easily binge watched.


Oh, forgot about Hand of God. When I heard of that a few months ago, I was quite excited to watch it. Slipped my mind completely.

I think I'll ride Banshee out. Seems like good fun. Then Narcos, Fringe and Hand of God in that order. It'll keep me busy for a while. Some great suggestions here. Cheers, people.


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Just zoned out half way through of episode 5 of Hand of God. Bored shitless now. No way they should have stretched this over almost 10 hours. 6 should have been the limit. Finding drama for the sake of drama... if I wanted that shit, I'd watch a soap.


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Just zoned out half way through of episode 5 of Hand of God. Bored shitless now. No way they should have stretched this over almost 10 hours. 6 should have been the limit. Finding drama for the sake of drama... if I wanted that shit, I'd watch a soap.


Oh, I hate that. I tend to prefer when a series contains less episodes as a lot of the time the drama does feel stretched. Only the very best seem to be able to have a high number of episodes whilst keeping me clued in. And even with some of them I found myself drifting in and out. It's for this reason, I feel writing for TV is very tough. It's got to have the pacing down to a tee and keep audiences interested throughout a long period of time.


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No story should take 10 hours to tell unless it is a true one. Fiction should never, ever go past 6, IMO.


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No story should take 10 hours to tell unless it is a true one. Fiction should never, ever go past 6, IMO.


I definitely see where you're coming from. Although, my favourite shows, The Wire and The Sopranos did pretty well with more than 6 per series.

Not arguing the point, but curious, why do you think true stories could take longer than fiction to tell?


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Imagine a true life story about Saddam Hussein. It could probably be done in 6 hours, but I'd be happy to watch for around 10. Probably because I feel that I am actually learning something as opposed to simply being entertained.

I don't think this applies to all true stories. The story must obviously be worthy of 10 hours.

I watched a couple episodes of the Sopranos but never got down with it. I can't. It means nothing to me. I did like Peaky Blinders though.. but that's about the only series I could watch for any length of time... oh, I used to love Sharpe too. The character was fictional, but the setting and events all actually happened (aside from the bits Sharpe was involved in).

Fiction entertains. Fact and fiction entertains and teaches so has more mileage, IMO.


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Yeah, I suppose true stories are also giving you that insight into a real event/person that will keep the audience's attention once the material is strong enough.

Again, though, The Wire. Not a true story, but what it was based on was a very real problem, and still is, in Baltimore and across the US. I think that's what had me glued to it.

I suppose the challenge for TV writers is creating a world and characters that will keep us interested and entertained for 10+ hours.


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I think I'll ride Banshee out. Seems like good fun.


I'm already waiting for season 4 and I must say I've enjoyed every minute of Banshee.  Yes - it's a little over-the-top at times.   Most of the characters are brilliant,  some a bit cartoonish, but it has a fresh vibe and has some of the best fighting, sex, and action scenes in a series.

Unfortunately, the series is coming to an end soon.  By no means is it the best series ever, but Banshee is one hell of a ride.  I hope you ride it out.  

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I tried to watch Gotham. I got to episode 10. The only reason I lasted so long is because I grew up reading Batman and know most of the characters really well. The Penguin is excellent, and as easily a good a performance as any of the Jokers from the films, IMO. Very impressed with what they did with that character. Unfortunately, one character is not enough to carry a series past 10 episodes for me. Maybe I'll try and watch some more, but I think I'm about done.


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Gotham seems to have a really big following. How much recycling of the same super heros can we take though?
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Gotham seems to have a really big following. How much recycling of the same super heros can we take though?


This is different in that it avoids the hero (Batman) and concentrates mostly on Jim Gordon and the other characters. Bruce Wayne is a bit of a drip in this, and I wish there was more to his character. I know they probably wanted to avoid that so that this story doesn't become about Batman... but, still.

Only really any good if you like the Batman franchise, even better if you know all the characters already like I do. But even that can only last so long.


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Just finished season 1 of Banshee. Good, over the top stuff.

Recently though, me and the missus began watching House of Cards. And wow, don't know why I put it off for so long. The characters are so strong and I love where the story is going. Really good stuff.

Also, The Walking Dead has been great this season. Thoroughly enjoying it.


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