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Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

Postby poxic » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:24 am UTC

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Postby trpmb6 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:10 pm UTC

I go through these phases in life where I start to think about reliving things I enjoyed in the past. One is re-reading the sword of truth series by Terry Goodkind every couple of years. Usually this is due to an absence of any good things to read at the time. Lately Goodkind has been releasing a new book every year so I haven't been extremely disappointed in this realm.

Lately I've been having a craving for a good sci-fy show. Nothing is really peaking my interest right now.

Someone convince me against binge watching some Stargate SG1, followed by Atlantis followed by Universe. I honestly don't have the time to dedicate to that kind of binge watching and I'm one of those people who will sit down to watch one episode at 9pm and then all of a sudden it's 6am and time to go to work.

So in that spirit; are there any good sci fy shows going right now that are worth their salt that I for some reason haven't heard of? Bonus points if you can get my wife on board (Good luck with that, she'd be perfectly happy watching her pretty little liars crap).
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Postby Angua » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:19 pm UTC

Charlie Jade? South African series or mini series - only one season. It's not current but you won't have to spend that long binge watching.
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Postby seagotry » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:02 am UTC

modularblues wrote:Planet Earth: The Complete Series (BBC production) Stunning footages of nature. And awesome soundtrack to boot. Currently watching the whole thing on DVD.


Couldn't agree more. It's also one of my best documentary series I've ever seen and the narration by David Attenborough is just the best. I think they also released a sequel Planet Earth II. But it's only 6 episodes.
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Postby Grop » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:21 pm UTC

I have just seen the Net, a Korean movie from last year. It's a sort of dramatic comedy in which a fisherman from North Korea accidently enters South Korea, is caught by their security, and suspected of being a spy. He obviously wants to avoid being corrupted by anti-communist shenanigans, and to go home (where his wife and daughter are), but he can't: the security agents want to either prove that he is a spy, or convince him to stay in South Korea.

What I liked is how it questions things that we (and apparently South Koreans) take for granted. That North Koreans should necessarily want to be freed from their regime. That, if they don't want that, that would be due to some brainwashing therefore their opinion should be discarded (are they children ?). Also, while I used the word comedy, mostly because this guy has incredible bad luck that would belong in comedy (unlike the consequences) and due to much irony, this movie is quite dark. But I thought it was very entertaining.

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Postby Raidri » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:32 am UTC

seagotry wrote:
modularblues wrote:Planet Earth: The Complete Series (BBC production) Stunning footages of nature. And awesome soundtrack to boot. Currently watching the whole thing on DVD.


Couldn't agree more. It's also one of my best documentary series I've ever seen and the narration by David Attenborough is just the best. I think they also released a sequel Planet Earth II. But it's only 6 episodes.

There is also a sequel to the similar Blue Planet series currently running on BBC: Blue Planet II. It is also narrated by David Attenborough and has very nice underwater footage.

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Postby Grop » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:13 pm UTC

Seen On Body and Soul, a Hungarian movie from this year. I can't tell* when it may be screened in countries other than mine, but that was good. Not the awesomest movie ever, but quite watchable and interesting and since we don't watch Hungarian movies every day (and I think we should be curious about movies from other places/cultures), I thought I would post about it.

There was some uncensored nudity, which after reading the Blade Runner thread might be labelled as gratuitous.

* like I couldn't when I posted earlier about that Korean movie two posts ago; I would be interested if there was some nice way to know when what movie is screened everywhere, other than its wikipedia entry.

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Postby Grop » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:41 pm UTC

Would you guys recommend My Cousin Rachel (the 2017 movie)? I think I am going to the theater tomorrow, and I am not decided yet on what I will watch. This one has apparently a very limited distribution in my country.

Edit: I eventually went and liked it.

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Postby Ginger » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:17 pm UTC

I recommend Gasaraki. It's a political drama anime about giant robots. I watched it when I was a young lass and remembered liking it but your experiences may vary. The people making the robots even discuss their ability to walk while being so huge ha-ha.
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Postby pogrmman » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:31 am UTC

I just saw Jiro Dreams of Sushi and I really, really enjoyed it. It’s really well shot and is a fascinating documentary. I was familiar with it prior to seeing it, but it’s really worth seeing. Some of it cracks me up — like the fact that he’s been making sushi since he was 10 and his son, who’s nearly old enough to retire, still hasn’t taken over the restaurant yet (both of these facts are still true today, apparently, years after the documentary (Jiro is 92 now)).

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Postby Liri » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:06 pm UTC

I remember reading some comments about it (on a facebook NPR post, I think) and one person was being a total asshole towards the son, to paraphrase, "how does he think he can ever replace his father! So disrespectful! How dare he open his own restaurant!"

It was so weird.
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Postby IvanD » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:19 pm UTC

"La casa de papel", surely the best serie which I've seen this year. Better series are being made outside the US, and this is an example. And following the line of Spanish cinema, the film "Contratiempo". Great thriller!

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Postby Grop » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:09 am UTC

That's a good thing about Netflix, they give some visibility to non-American productions (alas they do that in a very random manner). I am not much of a series watcher (outside of Japanese animation) but I also noticed 3%, a Brazilian production about people living in a shitty future passing tests in order to be accepted in the elite's utopia. A few things annoy me about this series, but it has some originality.

It might be better IvanD if you told us why you think La casa de papel (aka Money Heist because someone thought the Spanish title would be too difficult for the English speaking audience) is good. Likewise, what is Contratiempo besides a thriller?

Also lately I watched Thunder Road (2018), an American film about a cop who has just lost his mother. That was quite touching.

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Postby Sungura » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:32 pm UTC

Asking for recommendations:

I am very sensitive to AV imput. So while themes can be adult, think something kind that youd let your five year old watch as far as how people behave towards each other.

Ok violence: shawn of the dead, that london cop in countryside movie by same actor (simin pegg?) im really bad at names as you can guess.

Not ok: people being fucking cruel. Mind games to make someone thing theyre crazy. Hurting for hurts sake, bloodu gore (that isnt slapstick like above reference movie)

Ive liked a good bit of simon pegg. I do really enjoy the Q episodes in star trek. It is hard to explain why these are ok,(youd think Q fits under mind games, but i dont have issues with that character) they just dont trigger me.

Oh and i really liked Leverage. The british version of that show was ok but i thought less well done and harder to follow.

I also love documentaries and esp bbc nature ones and have exhausted those on netflix. I like old musicals like singing in the rain and white christmas.

I hate horror/suspense.

Ideally youd recommend movies / shows on netflix or hulu or amazon prime.

Im very out of ideas of approrpiate AV and my family is annoyed I want to just watch parks and rec or the office or animal shows over and over.
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Postby Angua » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:03 pm UTC

The Tick? - Amazon prime. Season 2 just came out. Light hearted superhero comedy that is somewhat overacted but in a good way. The Tick's are controlled by a puppeteer and are the best things ever.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was fun on netflix.

Good news was good on netflix.

Lucifer is pretty fun.

The bbc america version of dirk gently with elijah wood is fun and surreal. Probably pretty similar in humour to Simon Pegg stuff. There was a bbc version as well that had longer 2 hour pretty self contained episodes (only about 3 of them) but not sure how easy that one would be to track down.
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Postby Zohar » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:39 pm UTC

I found any of Tina Fey's comedy (including Kimmy Schmidt) almost impossible to watch because it feels mean.

One of my absolute favorite shows from recent years is Crazy Ex Girlfriend. It definitely portrays people being toxic towards each other, but it's part of the best portrayal of dealing with mental illness and recovery journeys I've ever seen. It's really wonderful, and I encourage you to give it a try. The fourth and final season just ended this weekend, so it should be available on Netflix soon enough, I bet. It's a musical show - there are about 2-3 songs every episode, so keep that in mind.
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Postby Angua » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:06 pm UTC

Meh, as with most comedies YMMV. I don't really see how they are particularly mean, but there are comedies I don't like as well so see what you think?
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Postby Zohar » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:43 pm UTC

It's hard for me to describe, but it falls into a category of shows I just can't bear - Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, The Office...
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Postby commodorejohn » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 pm UTC

If you like documentaries, get right the heck out to the theater as soon as possible and catch Apollo 11 while it's still on the big screen. It's breathtaking - and it's also impressive from a filmmaking perspective, being cut together so that it flows more like a narrative film than a conventional documentary, while using only contemporary footage and no narration that wasn't in said footage to begin with; the only modern elements are the soundtrack (which is itself a bit of a throwback, and quite pleasant) and possibly some of the occasional diagrams and captions.
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Postby Sungura » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:00 pm UTC

Thanks ill look into some those.

I did try kimmy schmidt, after about four episodes i still wasnt a fan. Yeah it was like...okay? But it was also painful to watch the naiveness, super cringeworthy.
(Fwiw i skip some office episodes and scenes for same reason; but there was balance in office that isnt in KS).

Sadly theatres are no go, but i do love apollo 13, from
Earth to the Moon, and similar. I did just watch passengers too, martian was also good. I love a good physics accurate space show. Sadly most the tv series that are spacescifi are too much for me. I will look for 11 when it comes online. (I could see it in theatre, its showing at the Space and Rocket Center!)

I did LOVE firefly, but had to skip niska stuff.

Is there any other simon pegg stuff im not thinking of? I did see the one where he makes his dog talk that was a good movie. I know he is in the new startrek but the AV in that are sadly beyond me now. The problem with most newer movies and tv.

Honestly id love to watch through QI but we dont have any britbox or whatever is needed as additional packages. If anyone knows where theyre free? I could it cast to the tv
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:36 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:Is there any other simon pegg stuff im not thinking of? I did see the one where he makes his dog talk that was a good movie. I know he is in the new startrek but the AV in that are sadly beyond me now. The problem with most newer movies and tv.
I just saw that one, it was pretty good. He was also in A Fantastic Fear of Everything, which is a horror film of sorts in which most of the horror is entirely self-inflicted by his own mental illness - something he understands is complete bullshit yet he can't fight his various compulsions which create comical situations and horrifying ones as well, so ... I don't think you'd be that in to that one.

I get at what Zohar is saying about Tina Fey's stuff, but still enjoy it. The jokes are often at the direct expense of either the person saying them (Jenna Maroney revealing she's a terrible person by everything she says. The same actress in Kimmy Schmitt being basically the same character only somehow dumber and more superficial) OR are at the expense of the person being spoken to. Which can work sometimes for some characters, but not all the time.


Parks and Recreation (skip Season 1 - seriously, if you get to season 3 or 4 and get curious, watch it then, but man is season 1 just... bad) may be of interest to you.
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Postby Zohar » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:01 pm UTC

100% agree on Parks and Rec. You can read a summary of the first season I suppose, but it's just bad. The Good Place is also great, and by the same person. As is Brooklyn Nine Nine which is consistently both cleverly written and cop propaganda, and the most recent two episodes depicted actually horrifying police behavior without condemning it at all (blech).

Jane The Virgin is also a delightful show that has fantastic characters going through telenovela plots. If you keep that in mind, you can roll with the tongue-in-cheek-ness of the overall plot (the shows laughs at itself a lot) and appreciate the deep emotional character arcs. I don't know if this is an issue for you but one character speaks almost exclusively Spanish (there's subtitles) and there are often visual verbal elements, like seeing someone's text conversation on screen etc.
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Postby Sungura » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:19 pm UTC

I have gone through parks n rec. i agree season one is the worst!

Broklyn-9-9 i have seen first few seasons, basically up until they put the team on night shift with a new cheif. I hated that they put amy with the douche, i hate his character. The receptionist and black haired lass are the best two characters. I felt like the intentially downplayed intelligence culminating in hooking those two main characters up and i gaveup the show went from watchable to worse to unwatchable for me. As far as I watched, i actually thought it did do justice to cops are brash and not intelligent and brawn/force over all else; but again, this bothers me. Its real enough in life. To hear they went to pure brutality and okayed it...glad i stopped when i did.
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:40 pm UTC

Not brutality, one episode revolving around Peralta getting Nicoli's biological father deported so Boyle wouldn't feel competition for the love of his adopted son which is okay because the guy is a jerk sorta?, the next involving warrantless search and seizure by Peralta because he thought a guy was a creep which is totally okay because it turns out the guy really was a creep!

The Night-Shift New Chief thing only lasted four episodes.
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Postby Sungura » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:04 am UTC

Ah. Still my other issues with it stand...
...and of course for TV, going around the law or whatever, works out because GoodGuys = Cops when it's a cop show, and they of course win.

So my list to try watching (googled them, so shorter list based on what I think i might enjoy plotwise):
The Tick - sounds like a funny premise, have to watch a bit to get a feel for it i think
Lucifer - this one just sounds hilarious

Any thoughts on Dead Like Me? I keep hearing about that one but so hard to tell if it is more about the stories and figuring things out, or about, well, gory death scenes and fear?
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Postby Angua » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:28 am UTC

Dead like me is cute. Not about fear. They have death scenes maybe once or twice an episode, but they are probably less gory than Hot Fuzz so you will be fine. It's basically gremlin causes sequence of events leading to a death (accidental) that then happens kind of off screen (like, you see what's about to happen, and then the aftermath a little). It is a show mainly about character development and building relationships (mostly platonic type ones) with other people.

If you are thinking of trying out dead like me, also look into Pushing Daisies.
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Postby Sungura » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:55 pm UTC

Thanks! I will add it to the list - currently watching first episode of lucifer and it is *hilarious* so thanks!

Eta: first three episodes finished of Lucifer. Looooving it thank you! Totally my type of humor and i love the devil-is-good-guy angle (to me, devil = knowledge so devil is good, im enjoying a show taking that angle!)
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Postby Zohar » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:10 pm UTC

Oh yeah that's a good recommendations! I stopped watching it mid season 3, it felt a bit out there, but it definitely starts off great, and Netflix is releasing a new season in May so that may signal a change.
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Postby Sungura » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:18 pm UTC

As I mentioned I internalise AV imput very easily...so far so good with Lucifer.

My dreams all night were simply having deep philosophical discussions about who the devil actually is / ideas thar concept represented - with lucifer morningstar xD in dreams i did not realise who they were at first. Then Q showed up and they had fun messing with each other trying to one up the other, then we all left to visit the delta quadrant.

Welcome to my brains idea of a good nights sleep! (Ive also been rewatching TNG so they just all merged)
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:13 pm UTC

You *may* enjoy Dark Matter. Show's premise is several people wake up on a ship with no memory of who they are, turns out they're space pirates who stole a instant teleport drive. Is Canadian, was on Syfy, got cancelled after Season 3, sometimes takes itself too seriously, other times not seriously enough.

It does have strong Firefly vibes in it, but then again "Criminals in Space outrunning Oppressive Regimes" is the basic plot of both.
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Postby Angua » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:42 pm UTC

If you want a show that doesn't take itself seriously, Legends of Tomorrow has jumped the shark and kept on sailing. Season 1 tried to take itself seriously (lighthearted generally, but still serious), season 2 started having more fun with the premise and deciding to do more geeky shoutouts, and from season 3 they decided 'screw it, we're doing this our way' and went straight down the rabbit hole. I think that's when they started getting much more genre savvy and practically breaking the 4th wall.
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Postby Ranbot » Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 pm UTC

Glow on Netflix is really good. It's a drama loosely based on people and events of the real 80's era Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) pro-wrestling organization. You don't need to like or know anything about pro-wrestling [but it could help], because the main focus of the show is the male vs. female gender issues, minorities, and gay-rights of the 80's... effects on relationships, business, society, and power etc. The male-dominated pro-wrestling industry is an interesting and fun back-drop to tell these stories from, and the real GLOW wrestling federation deserves some credit for being way ahead of it's time in many ways, but the show was obviously catering to a larger mainstream audience. It's sort of like Madmen in how it tries to deal with social issues, where Madmen ended in the 70's, Glow picks up in 80's. I think Glow handles these social issues without ham-handed righteousness too... there's a lot of nuance, restraint, and authenticity to how 80's society and individuals actually dealt with [good and bad] or avoided issues that we may take for granted today. Also, if you liked how Stranger Things recreated the 80's vibe on screen, you'll get more of that with Glow. If you have kids around Glow has lots of nudity, sex, and foul language, but the violence is minimal. There are 2 seasons. Very bingeable.


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