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Old 29th May 2020, 13:52   #2986
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Watched 'You' on Netflix. Its an unusual thriller about an obsessive bookstore manager who goes to extreme levels to stalk people. Initial 5 episodes are a bit slow, then it gains a bit of traction. While the overall pace isn't exactly fast, I quite enjoyed it.
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In case people are looking for a short TV series, I would definitely recommend ‘Spy’ on Netflix. The series is made up of only 6 episodes, each being 40-50 minutes long. This is based on a true story involving an Israeli spy and his adventures in Syria.

IMDB reviews point out that many aspects of the show are one-sided and factually inaccurate. You might also find some scenes to be completely unrealistic but these things will not prevent you from enjoying the show. There are few scenes which have nudity in them so I will not recommend it for the entire family.
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Fargo-watched season 1, 10 episodes in the last 1 week. I have seen the movie which was made by the Coen Brothers, and I thought it was one of their better movies. Actually was never a big fan of their movies, but Fargo, the movie was quite good.

Now the Fargo series is sort of on the same genre as the movie, in fact season 1 had the same backdrop,in terms of locations, even characterisations of lead actors etc, but the fundamental issue is the plot. A bit slow too, also what sort of works against this series is that there is not much of a suspense element, not really like a whodunnit, rather it's more about when things will come to an end.

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I thought Jaideep Ahlawat played the role really well! I would put his performance way up there with Tony Dalton in S5 of Better Call Saul.
Agreed.
Tony Dalton did an amazing job in BCS. We wanted Lalo Salamanca in Breaking Bad.
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Binged watch Its always Sunny in Philadelphia all 14 seasons. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Arrested development 1st season has been very good. First 3 seasons are regarded really good and later it stinks. Let's see how it goes.

Gangs of London has one of the best choreographed action scenes you will see. First 5 episodes are great but last 3 just don't sync well with an absurd ending.
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Watched Caliphate on Netflix. A Swedish drama on how ISIS recruits young people & radicalizes them. Overall pace is a bit slow with a few gripping moments. Underrated show overall.

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I would definitely recommend ‘Spy’ on Netflix. The series is made up of only 6 episodes
This is a good watch. Its not exactly fast paced with too many twists! But it works with the overall setup & some good acting.
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Guys, need some more recommendations please. Family wants to watch Indian / Hindi shows. We love crime thrillers & political drama. Stuff that we've enjoyed:

- Mirzapur
- Special Ops
- Paatal Lok

Tried City of Dreams last night and we are liking it. Did NOT enjoy Sacred Games. Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance .

P.S. Is Crime Patrol still good?
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Two Indian shows that I can think of are The family man and The test case (on ALT Balaji) not exactly crime thrillers. But well made I felt.

Other than these, Jamtara is decent- again not same genre you want. Then if you want a light hearted down to earth show, there is Panchayat.

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Any other recommendations?
The Family Man. On Amazon Prime, please be sure do check out the Trivia bits for any serial you watch. Good to read about some interesting bits on the sets or about the characters. They are located under X-Ray on the top-left corner.

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Did NOT enjoy Sacred Games. Any other recommendations?
I am surprised you didn't like it! What went wrong? Too much of violence/gore to everyone's liking?
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Guys, need some more recommendations please.Stuff that we've enjoyed:

- Mirzapur
- Special Ops
- Paatal Lok
Couple of fantastic watch in Zee:
1. Rangbaaz 1 and 2 - I liked the second part more but both are riveting watch with solid performances from all.

2. Kaafir - a slow burn watch with Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina, liked the theme of the show.

Also, Made in Heaven streaming in Amazon prime is a good watch as well.

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Two Indian shows that I can think of are The family man and The test case (on ALT Balaji) not exactly crime thrillers. But well made I felt.

Other than these, Jamtara is decent- again not same genre you want. Then if you want a light hearted down to earth show, there is Panchayat.
Agreed, Jamtara I found very good with such a lively cast with fantastic performances. Family man is a decent watch as well.
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Atypical - Netflix

I did a quick search on this thread for this show, and was surprised to not find it listed.
Streaming on Netflix, this is one of their own productions, and has run for 3 seasons so far, with a new season due for 2021.

The series revolves around the Gardner family who have an autistic son, and his life experiences as he navigates his way through daily life. The sequences around the family are quite endearing, and the fact that i work with a colleague who is on the spectrum helps me find a connect with the way the character is portrayed.

A must watch from my side, for a feel good series, although this may not be to everyone's interest.

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Watched "The Last Ship" and I must say its one of the best i have seen ever.All the artists have done a fantastic job and have justified their role. Must watch in my opinion.
5 seasons and you wont get bored even a bit.
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Guys, need some more recommendations please. Family wants to watch Indian / Hindi shows. We love crime thrillers & political drama.
I would recommend:

Jamtara (Netflix) - Thriller, based on phishing and online scams. I liked it.
Afsos (Prime) - Dark comedy, about a man who wants to commit suicide. Could have been made better, may not suit everyone's taste.
Breathe (Prime) - Crime thriller starring Madhavan. Bit predictable and could have been better.
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My daughter and me were in the middle of enjoying Full House when it suddenly got pulled away from Netflix effective today. Damn.

We'll give the sequel Fuller House a try. It is amazing how they were able to get entire cast together again after decades. Any reviews? Does it come anywhere close to the original, which was 4.5 stars IMO.
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Started watching Space Force on Netflix yesterday and would rate it 3.5/5 based on the first 4 episodes. Steve Carell + Greg Daniels combination (known for The Office, US version) seem to have started off on something good, need to see how they progress and built out the characters.
Seems to be a light watch as of now with some bits of humor thrown in. Story revolves around trials and tribulations of a 4 star US general who is tasked with setting up a base on the moon.
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