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Old 04-02-2015, 09:40 PM   #61
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It has more moments that make my jaw literally drop than any show ever but it is never cheap. Always earned. Just fantastic.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:40 PM   #62
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scotty and sppunk mentioned The Americans.

but why is nobody here watching American Crime? I thought it's pretty good.
I've heard it's ok but also very un-subtle. Like Crash for TV.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:41 PM   #63
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Stop watching american crime and start watching the Americans. For the love of god.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:41 PM   #64
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it's not subtle, that's true. it's in-your-face realism.

and no, why should I stop watching a series I find good?
I'll see The Americans eventually, I just don't feel like catching up on 3 seasons atm, American Crime just started.
Also whatsherface in The Americans is someone I can't stand, so it takes actual willpower to start this.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:43 PM   #65
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So everyone loved Homeland season 1 and that was legitimately great but the Americans makes it look like two and a half men

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:45 PM   #66
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Ok I'll stop for now.

I'd like to get at least one convert though. Holy shit.

Some eps are obviously weaker than others but the way it all builds is so terrifying and satisfying. And you gotta suspend some disbelief but that's true of any good show.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:13 PM   #67
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The Americans is better than The Wire.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:20 PM   #68
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Part of this might be because when I watched the wire a lot of the law enforcement side felt really dated. That's not the show's fault. But give the Americans a chance man.

Who knew Keri Russell was such a fucking badass

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:21 PM   #69
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And I get that it's weird to call a show dated compared to one set in the 80s. But still.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:21 PM   #70
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The advantage of a period piece I suppose.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:24 PM   #71
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the wire is great because it gives new perspective on the nation we live in im not sure what is dated beyond documenting the shift to cellular

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:26 PM   #72
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im never watching the americans i dont really care about drama, ive never seen mad men or breaking bad and i probs never will

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:27 PM   #73
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Dude I love the wire. Placing one show above it doesn't mean I don't.

I had to write a gigantic paper for a drugs and the law class to graduate law school and I wrote about the wire for like a third of it.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:28 PM   #74
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im never watching the americans i dont really care about drama, ive never seen mad men or breaking bad and i probs never will
Your loss.

And I mean that. Good television can be incredibly cathartic. For me, anyway.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:30 PM   #75
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The Americans is better than The Wire. Better than six feet under. Better than mad men and breaking bad.

What more do you people need
ok you win. first two season are on amazon prime streaming. ill watch an episode or two this weekend.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:31 PM   #76
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i like music and games much more

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:32 PM   #77
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i like music and games much more
Fair enough. TV is number one going away for me.

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:32 PM   #78
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ok you win. first two season are on amazon prime streaming. ill watch an episode or two this weekend.
You won't regret it

 
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:33 PM   #79
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also studying the early cold war in my history class right now and eventually will be into the 80s so good compliment to that i guess

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:45 AM   #80
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I started the fall last night after seeing it recommended here. It is pretty good so far.

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:40 AM   #81
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Top of the Lake is good TV. Elizabeth Moss is great.

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:56 AM   #82
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urgh...i thought id posted that earlier. About top of the lake. But then i just remembered i closed the page by mistake and never posted my reply.

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:17 AM   #83
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wait, the wire isn't drama?

i only saw the first episode, a long time ago, and that's sure what it seemed like then

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:22 AM   #84
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Top of the Lake is good TV. Elizabeth Moss is great.
Yes definitely. Good call.

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:22 AM   #85
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wait, the wire isn't drama?

i only saw the first episode, a long time ago, and that's sure what it seemed like then
It definitely is

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:45 AM   #86
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:01 AM   #87
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Totally forgot about Top of The Lake - Jane Campion!

7 episodes, that should be doable. I can't keep up with all the stuff I want to watch.

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:07 AM   #88
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I really love the movie Wanderlust that he's in and I thought he was a writer on it but it kind of tanked so I'm hesitant to recommend it but I guess I just did sort of
The first half of Wanderlust is really funny. It kind of falls apart and has a too serious tone after that. The guy who plays Paul Rudds brother was fucking hilarious. He was such an asshole. It's like he was doing a Will Ferrel impersonation.

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:13 AM   #89
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Totally forgot about Top of The Lake - Jane Campion!

7 episodes, that should be doable. I can't keep up with all the stuff I want to watch.
a second season of this show is in the works, but no news on a release date. I read one rumor that said Moss turned down a staring roll on season 2 of True Detective so she could do season 2 of Top of the Lake.

 
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:15 PM   #90
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wait, the wire isn't drama?

i only saw the first episode, a long time ago, and that's sure what it seemed like then
it is but an exception doesnt prove a rule bruh

why do so many ppl watch the first ep and promptly give up?

 
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