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Old 5th July 2020, 17:28   #3076
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Isn't Disney Hotstar available on TV? I have LG Smart TV but not able to see the app. Any idea how to install on TV and not just get restricted to laptop/mobile viewing?
Yes it is available. Are you not able to find it in the LG content store? I had it by default on my LG TV. Although have to say it is very slow and is missing options like subtitle setting etc.
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Yes it is available. Are you not able to find it in the LG content store? I had it by default on my LG TV. Although have to say it is very slow and is missing options like subtitle setting etc.
Not able to find in the LG store. Netflix. Prime, Zee 5 are all there but no Hotstar though. Watching in my laptop and the quality / sub titles appear good enough.
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Quiz - 8 / 10

Fantastic short and compact 'series' on a scam that hit the "Who wants to be a Millionaire" UK edition. Along with the scam details, they are also able to show how the show came into existence and the levels of popularity it attained across the world.

Most of the cast is decent in their respective roles; but it's Michael Sheen as the show host who shines out clearly. Gives you a soft reminder how bad Anil Kapoor was in Slumdog Millionaire with his fake American accent (Chaaaaiwaalaahhh..... Whaaaat a plaaayrrr, Whaaaat a plaaayrrr!!!)

A total time of ~2 hours to finish this series, best for a weekend watch!

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Highly recommended.
Rating - 8.5/10
Thanks for the recommendation!
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Not able to find in the LG store. Netflix. Prime, Zee 5 are all there but no Hotstar though. Watching in my laptop and the quality / sub titles appear good enough.
In that case you may side load it. Try you tube for how to do it. In my Sony Android TV Hotstar was pre loaded and it works quite well. Most people complain about its streaming quality but I never had an issue with it.
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I second your rating of 4.5/5 for Dark.
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1. Dark: (Netflix)
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I LOVE dark! Started watching S3 and man, you need a map to decipher every scene.
I was a big fan of Dark until I started watching season 3. After watching 6 painful episodes of Season 3, I gave up and watched a spoiler video on youtube to know how it all ends. While I understand the need for complexity, I simply dont understand why the storytelling had to be so disjointed. Even after 6 episodes in the season, I did not have a clue where the story was headed. What really turned me off was desperately slow pace combined with the haphazard story telling. Season 1 & 2 were beautifully choreographed but Season 3 is a big letdown
Rate it 1/5 for Season 03.
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After watching 6 painful episodes of Season 3, I gave up
Hahaha, agree with you. I was about to give up season 3 midway but then read somewhere that final two episodes clears everything and it does. It is overall a good series but little too complicated for my head. I would still rate it as 4/5.
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Surprised to not find any reviews of season 2 of Hanna yet.
The first season was pretty watchable.
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Watched 'Queen of the South' on Netlfix. A total entertainer! Story of a woman who is on the run after her boyfriend is murdered by a cartel boss. Surprised there aren't many reviews of this on the thread. The story is fast paced & there's rarely a dull moment. Good performances by the cast. Its not in the same league as Breaking Bad or Narcos, but its definitely better than Narcos:Mexico.
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Im on to the second season of Narcos now, another 5 episodes to complete this season. All said and done, this series has been made quite well, right from the locations, actors, screenplay and all aspects have been handled like a top tier Hollywood movie. The guy who plays Pablo Escobar is so believable, the role has a fantastic character arc, very well scripted I think.

The only thing that I dont really understand is the needless adult content, makes is cringe worthy at times. But I do have another 15 episodes left, since there is also season 3, so not sure about the rest.
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Surprised to not find any reviews of season 2 of Hanna yet.
The first season was pretty watchable.
Well, second season is average. More soap opera and less action. Lots of teen drama and the main protagonist Hanna has less screen time than 1st season. First season was so much better.

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Watched 'Queen of the South' on Netlfix. A total entertainer! Story of a woman who is on the run after her boyfriend is murdered by a cartel boss. Surprised there aren't many reviews of this on the thread.
I really like this show. Very underrated as a crime drama. Eagerly waiting for the next season.
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'La Mante' is a hidden gem on Netlfix. Its really good. A French thriller centered around a string of copycat murders where the original killer is asked to help solve the case. Its a mini-series of 6 episodes. Only downside is that its in French.

Also saw 'Collateral' on Netflix. Decent watch. A short series into the darker side of Underworld London.
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'La Mante' is a hidden gem on Netlfix. Its really good. A French thriller centered around a string of copycat murders where the original killer is asked to help solve the case. Its a mini-series of 6 episodes. Only downside is that its in Frencdon.
Watched it a couple of months back and rate it as one of the best tv series I have seen. The twists are absolutely incredible and the screenplay does not linger. Came across it while streaming French shows as part of my quest to learn the language.

Le Chalet is also decent.
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have finished watching the following off late:

- Bordertown 7 / 10
(season 1 & 2 are quite good. i skipped the last two episodes of season 2. Season 3, i personally didn't like few of the plots but there is a 3 episode case which was really good).

- Deadwind 8.5 / 10
(i really liked this one. two seasons which are worth watching)

Currently watching Marcella season 3, have finished 6 episodes. very good series.

Started watching the new Season, 3, of Dark (another of my favourites) have seen 2 episodes of the season. i am little lost on this, probably due to the gap between finishing season 2 and the new season coming out.

Did anyone else find Narcos Mexico season 2 too drawn out? i saw one episode. several weeks later saw episode 2 and gave up on the series.

Has anyone tried:
- "Dispatches from Elsewhere" on Prime? AMC's offbeat series is worth a watch, one episode a day. based on the jejune institute. 7 / 10

- Homecoming season 2.
i found season 2 more approachable than season 1. finished watching it in 2 days.
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Currently watching Marcella season 3, have finished 6 episodes. very good series.
The season 1 & 2, the culprit is revealed in the final episode BUT they never tie up the loose ends and lots of detours which happens in the prior episodes. I hope season 3 is better on this front.
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Not able to find in the LG store.
Would suggest buying a Fire Stick and making your TV truly smart! Bonus = you can move it to any other TV (or your newer one when you upgrade).
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