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post Apr 2 2019, 09:52 AM

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Season 3!
post Apr 7 2019, 11:39 AM

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Creator- Jonathan Tropper (Banshee)
Producer-Justin Lin (The Fast and Furious franchise)
Executive Producer (Bruce Lee’s daughter) Shannon Lee
Debuts -April 5th.(10 episodes-weekly)
Stars-Andrew Koji, Dianne Doan.

Adapted from the writings of Bruce Lee, the
the martial-arts superstar who died of a cerebral
edema at the age of 33.

In 1971, Bruce Lee tried to make "Warrior" in
which he would star in. But studios passed.
Instead the very next year, the tv series "Kung Fu"
premiered with David Carradine as a Chinese man.
Lee's widow disputed that the studio stole the idea
and never gave him any credit for it.

This time producer Justin Lin teamed up with Lee’s daughter,
Shannon and brought the eight pages original notes from
Bruce to this series.

Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1878, about a
Chinese immigrant, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) who comes to
America to find his estranged sister Xiaojing, Mai Ling (Dianne Doan)

It will chronicle Sahm’s rise to become a hatchet
man for one of the leading Chinese crime families
as he and Mai Ling continue to walk down that
troublesome path in the city.The brother-sister
dynamic help gives the story some weight.

Koji doesn’t attempt to do an impersonation of Bruce Lee
but making the character distinctly his own.

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post Apr 8 2019, 02:25 PM

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There are way too many good shows on air right now.

Killing Eve S2, Veep, Fleabag, and Doom Patrol. Next week GOT will commence....Not enough time to catch 'em all.
post Apr 13 2019, 02:06 PM

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The victim (UK-2019)
8 April– 11 April - 4 Episodes(All Available)
Creator- Rob Williams
Director- Niall MacCormick
Stars- Kelly Macdonald, James Harkness, John Hannah,
Karla Crome.

Bus driver Craig Myers (James Harkness)
is suddenly attacked on his doorstep in his home
on Halloween. Wakes up in a hospital to the news
that everyone thinks he’s a child killer.

Anna Dean (Kelly Macdonald), a nurse whose 9 year
old son was killed by Eddie J Turner over a decade ago.

Anna’s posted online alleging Myers is actually
Turner who was released after serving a seven-year
prison sentence and granted lifelong anonymity by
the courts.
She has never been able to accept Turner's release.
She thinks he's evil.

Anna is then charged with incitement to murder.

The truth is complicated with plenty to suspect
on both side.
The final 15 minutes was the hardest and most
heartbreaking. Truly outstanding performance by
Kelly MacDonald and James Harkness.
The ending ... just perfect.

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post Apr 17 2019, 12:43 AM

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The no.1 contributor to a lot of global misinformation. The original fake news channel. The rubber prosthetic a little too telling. Think there's a movie version with John Lithgow and a bunch of a-list actress aimed at awards season.
post Apr 18 2019, 02:24 PM

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Guess it's worthwhile for at least 2,3 episodes. Might reread the books again to freshen up who's who.
post Apr 24 2019, 08:34 AM

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Gentleman Jack (US-2019-Period Drama)
Limited series. Release Date: 22 April-8 episodes-weekly.
Created, written and directed - Sally Wainwright
Cast: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard),
Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones)

Based on the true story and coded diaries of Anne Lister.
She wrote the diary in a secret code because at a time
when same-sex relationships were unacceptable.

The series picked up rather late in her life, 1832.
Lister (Suranne Jones) the 41-year-old, a world traveler,
stubborn, independent-minded and prefers to dress in black.
She doesn’t enjoy life rooted to any spot.

She returns to her ancestral home in Halifax after being
dumped by her girlfriend. And with her father’s health failing,
she sees an opportunity to step in and run the dwindling fortunes
of her family’s coal mines.

At the end of the 1st episode, Lister begins her new courtship with
29-year-old Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle), a shy wealthy but lonely
manufacturing heiress who is being pressured by family members
to accept the marriage proposal of a widower
Thomas Ainsworth (Brendan Patricks).

This series doesn’t play either a lesbian or a feminist drama.
It is more of the work of a woman who saw no reason to follow
rules that were offensive and that made no sense.
At the time, when it was considered unladylike to be clever
or to show you're too smart.

A rebel with a cause.

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post May 6 2019, 09:00 AM

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Dead To Me (US-UK 2019)
Release-May 3
10-episode. 30 mins per episodes (All available)
Creator-Liz Feldman
Stars-Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini,
James Marsden.

Jen (Christina Applegate) a real estate agent and
a mother of two. Trying to rebuild her life after
her husband has recently died in a hit and run
three months ago. Still struggling and is in grief and anger.
Mad at the person who ran his husband over and at
the cops who haven’t found the driver.

She tries out a support group
and befriends a free-spirited woman named
Judy (Linda Cardellini).
Jen and Judy actually have a lot in common.
Her "story" is that her fiance died two months ago.

Jen and Judy form a fast friendship,
each woman offering something that the other lacks.
The show is at its best when Jen and Judy are just
hanging out.

Quite hard to discuss what kind of show it is.
It’s a little mystery, a little comedy also a drama.
Simple, plain entertainment and concludes with a cliffhanger.

Worth it for the Christina Applegate performance alone.
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post May 8 2019, 12:00 PM

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Chernobyl (2019-US-UK)
Release Date: 6 May.
Limited series.Five-episodes.Weekly.
Created, written and executive produced- Craig Mazin.
Director- Johan Renck.
Stars- Jared Harris, Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård.

In the early morning of April 26th, 1986, the city of Pripyat.
An explosion destroyed one of the reactors at the Lenin
Nuclear Power Plant (better known as Chernobyl) in what is
now Ukraine.

The man in charge that night, Anatoly Dyatlov (Paul Ritter)
insists that the core cannot have exploded.

The series breaks down what took place and what went wrong
during and after a nuclear disaster. The effects are still felt today.

Valery Legasov(Jared Harris), a leading Soviet nuclear physicist
with the Kurchatov Institute, is called in for counsel.

This series might be the closest you can get to understanding the
terror of Chernobyl, one of the worst human-made catastrophes
in history.

Yes, human error played a huge part in the massive explosion.
But it is not only about a disaster on a technical level.
It’s about how the stubbornness and ignorance of humanity.
And this is what happens when we ignore the truth.

It's a powerful story with an excellent cast.
A must-see.

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post May 11 2019, 02:33 PM

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Season 3!!!
If you are game for quality conman show, give this a try.
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post May 13 2019, 02:15 PM

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Hardcore fan of The Vampire Diaries! Re-watching and re-watching again. Also, GOT, The Originals, Riverdale, Lucifer, Fam, 13 reasons why, The marvelous mrs. maisel are my favorite. Haven't watched Pretty Little Liars, should I watch? what would you all suggest?
post May 31 2019, 08:44 AM

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The Hot Zone (US-2019)
Release Date- 27th-29th May.
Limited series-6 episodes-All available.
Executive Producer- Ridley Scott

Stars- Liam Cunningham(Game of Thrones),
Julianna Margulies(The Good Wife),
James D'Arcy(Homeland)Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot)

Inspired by the actual events in Richard Preston's 1994
New York Times nonfiction best-selling novel of the same name.
The 1995 movie Outbreak is also based on this book, starring
Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo.

Since its 1976 discovery of Ebola in Zaire, it has killed
thousands of people. And there is no cure.

This series focused on a 1989 outbreak which was first discovered
in monkeys in a DC facility and misdiagnosed as
Simian Hemorrhagic Fever.

Lt. Col. Nancy Jaax(Julianna Margulies) who was with
USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases)
at the time uncovered the first ever case of Ebola on U.S. soil.
She works tirelessly and put her life on the line to prevent an

The series does very well is focusing its story on science and
procedure. It is a compelling story.
Well-paced. Worth watching.
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post Jun 2 2019, 11:04 AM

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Swamp Thing (US-2019)
Release Date- 31 May-10 episodes-weekly
Creators- Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman
Executive producer-James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring)
Stars-Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears.

Set in a small town in Marais, Lousiana’s swamplands.
The pilot opens when a young girl collapsed and hospitalized
after coughing up a small piece of phlegmy leaf in her classroom.

Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) a scientist with the
CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service has been called back to her
hometown to investigate a deadly virus that's been affecting

She left Marias years prior after a tragedy.
Abby is confronted by Maria Sunderland, wife of
Avery Sunderland (Will Patton), mother to Shawna.
Abby only saying “I killed her”.
Not many details of Shawna’s death revealed yet.

She links up with out-of-town biologist Alec Holland (Andy Bean)
a scientist in designer flip-flops and shorts. He is hired by the
Avery to do research on the swamp.

He believes it's linked to the illegal dumping of chemicals into the
local swamps.

A strong cast with high production values.

Crystal Reed does a fantastic job as Dr. Abby Arcane.

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post Jun 14 2019, 11:15 PM

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Stranger things 3 and Money Hiest both are coming to netflix Next month but sadly they are not available in many countries.
But dont worry you can get american Netflix anywhere in the world with a VPN. Here is how.
post Jun 18 2019, 03:02 PM

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Too Old To Die Young (US-2019)
Release Date- 14 June
10-episodes.All available-internet
Creators: Ed Brubaker, Nicolas Winding Refn.
Stars-Miles Teller, Augusto Aguilera, John Hawkes
Cristina Rodlo, Jena Malone, Nell Tiger Free

The series follows Martin Jones (Miles Teller)
a Los Angeles corrupt Police officer and has a
side gig as an assassin by night. A man of few
words and refuses money for his services.
He just wants the predators.

He has an underage girlfriend named Janey, (Nell Tiger Free)
with a wealthy venture capitalist father, Theo (William Baldwin)

Caught himself in an underworld filled with Mexican cartels,
Yakuza, and the Russian mafia.

The first two episodes introduce Martin and Jesus (Augusto Aguilera).
Jesus ailing uncle, the head of a powerful Mexican cartel. And a
violence cousin, Miguel (Robert Aguire).

The third episode introduces two interesting characters,
a hitman, Viggo (John Hawkes), and his boss crime
syndicate cult led by Diana (Jena Malone), after a contract
killing on a child molester goes wrong.

Seriously, this series is extremely not for everyone.
Refn referred to it as a "13-hour film", it’s not TV.

Almost every episode is over one hour long, four are about
or over an hour-and-a-half long. The last just over 30 minutes.
The pacing is brutal and demands utmost patience. But if you
can get through it the second one, it actually picks up.

Just finished it last night.
Like it, but don’t love it.

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post Jul 1 2019, 08:59 AM

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The Loudest Voice (US)
Release Date: 30 June-11 August
Limited series-7 Episodes-Weekly-(1st episode available)
Stars: Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller,
Seth MacFarlane.

Adapted from New York Magazine writer Gabriel Sherman’s
2014 book “The Loudest Voice in the Room".

The Loudest Voice is about the rise and fall of Fox News chairman
Roger Ailes after the allegations of sexual harassment against him
came out in 2016. We also know he suffers a hemophiliac which
led to his death after a fall in 2017.

Begins in 1995 as Roger Ailes (Russell Crowe)is leaving CNBC,
leaving behind his girlfriend Elizabeth Tilson (Sienna Miller).
He goes to the mansion of GE CEO Jack Welch (John Finn) to
negotiate his exit.
He knows Rupert Murdoch (Simon McBurney) wants to hire him
to give birth to a new news channel, the Fox news channel.

The show introduces us to Ailes as a cunning, strategic entrepreneur.
And barks commands and hurls insults to his heart’s content.
He also has a dark appetite which involves seducing and sexually
compromising attractive young women on his payroll.

Russell Crowe admirable performance is expectedly good as Ailes.

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post Jul 7 2019, 01:51 PM

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The Last Czars (US-2019)
Release Date- 3 July. Docudrama-6 episodes-All available
Language- English
Director-Adrian McDowall, Gareth Tunley
Stars- Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright
Cinematography-Tom Pridham, Benjamin Pritchard.

The show tells the fascinating journey into the lives,
the downfall and the ending of more than 300-year period
of Romanov family rule.
Nicholas II (Robert Jack)the last Emperor of Russia,
his wife, Czarina Alexandra(Susanna Herbert) a German princess
and granddaughter of Queen Victoria and their five children
Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei.

It followed by the downfall of the Russian Empire after the
Russian Revolution of 1917 that led to the creation of the USSR.

Nicholas marriage to Alexandra is doomed from the start. He is
ill-prepared to take on the role as emperor of Russia after the
death of this father.

Alexandra befriended the mad monk Rasputin (Ben Cartwright) the
mysterious favorite of the royal family. A free spirit, drinker and
a womanizer. He slowly gained influence over the family.
Neither the government nor the Russian public was pleased with.

The gruesome execution of the whole family then taken into the forest,
burned and dumped in an unmarked grave in the early morning hours of
1918 in Ekaterinburg.

Only in 1991 after the discovery of the grave, the then-Russian
President Yeltsin called for their ceremonial reburial.

The series blend narrator (hearing from historians to explain some
of the context behind the scenes)
The Last Czars is educational and well-researched show.
Well-paced and high-quality production.

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post Jul 18 2019, 02:56 PM

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Euphoria (2019)
Release Date- 16 June. 8 episodes-weekly(5 episodes available)
Created by Sam Levinson
Executive Producer - Drake
Stars- Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far from Home),
Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi

Loosely based on the Israeli TV show of the same name.

Rue Bennett (Zendaya) as a child, diagnosed with anxiety and
other mental and mood disorders. By 17-year-old, a drug addict
and fresh out of rehab. Rue has no intentions of getting clean.
She still spends her time chasing the happiness she only feels
when she’s high.
Until.... her best friend, Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer).
Jules is drug to Rue, but a good one. Rue has admitted that she is
staying clean because Jules wants her to. This puts a lot of
pressure on Jules. Rue love Jules and but we know that Jules ......
Her relationship with Jules is the jewel of the show.

Rue gives us the backstory of each main characters.

The first 3 episodes take time developing each character until
their stories begin intersecting more dramatically and
kicks into high gear in episode four.

And it's impossible not to invest in the show.

The music...each episodes glow with great soundtrack from rap superstar,
Drake as executive producer.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens next.
And hard to know where it will go.

*Adult content
*for mature audiences.

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post Jul 24 2019, 07:34 AM

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These trailers started to give me hope this might be good. The question is how controversial it gonna gets.
post Aug 12 2019, 12:53 PM

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The Naked Director (US, UK-2019)
Release Date: 8 August (8 episodes-internet-All Available)
Language-Japanese, with English and other subtitles.
Stars-Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima,Tetsuji Tamayama
Misato Morita.

Based on the non-fiction novel "Zenra Kantoku Muranishi
Toru Den" by Nobuhiro Motohashi.

Set in the 1980s, Toru Muranishi(Takayuki Yamada) a struggling
salesman of English encyclopedias.
Caught his wife being satisfied by another man.
He cannot do it, so she turned to someone who could.

Sex is important.

He sees an opportunity when he meets Toshi (Shinnosuke Mitsushima),
a peddler of illegally recorded sexcapades(love hotel filmed sex tapes)
and the complex relationship with pxxn actress Megumi, Kaoru Kuroki (Misato Morita)

Despite his multiple conflicts with the law, he changed the cultural
revolution in the adult industry as people move away from magazines into video.
Toru Muranishi is considered the "pxxn emperor" of Japan, since his success with
erotic videos.

Not familiar with the main character, just consumed this series as it is.
It is entertaining and sometimes funny.

But the series is surprisingly, stylistically strong.


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