Thoughts on the latest Walking Dead series anyone?
Well................. I have heard quite a lot of grumbling about the last season, mostly for a decline in general quality, some for an excess of gore, but personally I would dispute both positions. The show is in good health, it certainly hasn't turned yet. Negan is a teeth grindingly good villain imo. I am quite curious as to how things are going to go down as I am not entirely convinced the 'good guys' can actually win this particular battle and may be best served by cutting their losses and moving a few states over where they won't get found for a few years.
On another note, I have greatly enjoyed seasons 1 and 2 of scream queens. Taken for what it is, it is very enjoyable and has a very sharp script. I enjoy the casts generally vacuous disposition. From the same people who made American horror story, which in all fairness I rated as a type 5 on the Bristol stool chart, but they seem to have gotten it right with this. Worth a look imo.
Interesting thoughts on Negan, Greg. We think, as you do that he's an excellent villain. He is however marmite, our friends who have been fans from the start have stopped watching as they can't stand him. There's been a definite shift away from the dead being the main hazard to the living in the direction of the program, but it's still compulsive viewing. I think Fear is slowly improving, the Hotel plot line worked well.
I think some of Negan's dialogue when he first materialised was a bit smarmy, but then his character is king of the jerks, so it was fitting really. The shift towards the interactions of the different groups of survivors works well in my opinion, there is after all, only so much running from zombies that a plot can accommodate! I have a hunch that some new regular cast members are going to be introduced soon, not from reading the comics, but mostly because they have taken a bit of a beating recently Also enjoying fear the walking dead. I think the season finale had a couple of the most brutal scenes I have ever seen in a TV show. I was genuinely astonished that those two scenes made it past the people in charge at the station, let alone the censors! Season 3 should be a kicker!
Just watched & really enjoyed the first 2 episodes of Fear the Walking Dead Season 3. This series is improving over time and so far Season 3 is looking good. IMHO this is better stuff than the recent series of The Walking Dead.
Post by Stuart Douglas on Jun 12, 2017 11:08:03 GMT
Should it be repeated or turn up on iplayer, I heartily recommend CRADLE TO GRAVE, the sitcom based on Danny Baker's teenage years. Very funny, if possibly somewhat inaccurate (a Sanyo home video recorder, even one nicked out the BBC, in 1973? Is that possible?)
Post by Kieran Seymour on Jun 12, 2017 18:53:42 GMT
I can highly recommend the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale which is three episodes into its run on Channel 4 at the moment. Very, very dark, but one of the most fascinatingly grotesque dystopian visions I've seen on television. Hulu over in the US have just re-commissioned it for a second run.
A quick heads up, well worth checking a show called snowfall. We are glued. Set in 1983 when the crack cocaine epidemic was just getting started . Some tense moments and some really great composition in the camera work. Give season one a go
Post by richardwoods on Sept 11, 2017 18:59:19 GMT
Dunno what you all think, I think things have been a bit thin on the ground for quality TV of late. I thought that Season 7 GOT was exceptionally good. The battle ambush scene at the end of episode 4 was probably one of the best realised bits of TV I've ever seen. The SFX wouldn't have looked out of place in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The latest season of Fear the Walking Dead is pretty good, I now prefer it to The Walking Dead, which I feel lost its punch & direction in the last season. I really liked the final season of the Leftovers. A brilliant series with a good ending. Season 3 of Fargo was IMHO a return to the high quality of Season 1. Really Looking forward to the Philip K Dick series on C4 this Sunday.