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Finished Blood Drive and thought it was awesome. It's not genius filmmaking, it's not a series that'll make you smarter or make you into a better person, but it's fun for what it is. A 13 episode long Grindhouse series with lots of cheese and sleaze, and even more blood and gore with beautiful practical special effects. Fun themes, memorable and fun characters and all you could possibly want from Grindhouse cinema.

 

It was cancelled, but kinda got a decent finish anyway. But considering the ending I'd fucking love another season with that theme. Looked neat!

 

Recommended! Channel Zero next!

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Channel Zero: Candle Cove - Surprisingly well-crafted horror with an incredible amount of atmosphere, a lot of truly creepy scenes and moments and a very good mystery. I love how it manage to really draw me into the universe in the first episode and keep me there for all six, without every getting boring or uninteresting, like many horror series does. But unlike many of them (Slasher season 1, American Horror Story), this series is only 6x42 minutes long, so there's not much time for filler and regular TV-drama. Such a smart choice! Excellent!

 

Channel Zero: The No-End House - Very different from the first season, but as good IMO. Another smart choice is to make it really different from the first season while still making it feel like the same series. It's got less focus on atmosphere, but the creep factor is really high and the WTF-moments are many, and huge. Excellent!

 

Started on season 3, and after a couple of episodes I feel like it's a small step down. But will watch the rest tomorrow and judge for myself. So far there was one moment I just hated. Was so bad! But it's also super interesting, and the plot itself seems really good.

 

 

One of the best series on TV the last decade, and another good example that horror DOES have great potential for TV. Stranger Things and Ash vs. Evil Dead is two other great examples on how good horror can be on TV.

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^ I agree, I was surprised how good (or at the least, decent) the Channel Zero seasons were! It took me a while to get into the first one, but got to like it very much by the time it ended. The second one was completely different, with a very interesting concept. ...and the third one was just overall prettttty weird, but I loved it, haha.

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I found the first season the best one. It helps that I was really familiar with the original pasta, so there's some sentimental value there. I think 3rd season should have followed the original pasta regarding the stairs a bit more, their chosen script for the show was a bit off imo.

 

Just finished Sharp Objects, and it was entertaining. Amy Adams character is nuanced and complex, really interesting. Can't say the same about the support characters tho, many of them aren't even needed. The story also drags a bit, an episode or two, and there's the classic idiot ball trope now and then, but it's okay on the long run. Shoutout to the mother and sister, they both have some great moments. And don't miss the 2 mid credit scenes on the finale, GREAT STUFF.

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Really liked the third season too. Weird as fuck, but it was really entertaining with fucking Rutger Hauer stealing the show as usual. What a man and what an actor! So underrated. The season as a whole was a small step down, but it was still really good. Looking forward to season 4.

 

Been watching an episode of Good Girls now and then lately and finished season 1 the other day. Fun crime-comedy with Christina Hendricks, Retta and a fantastic Mae Whitman in the lead as three women who decides to do something stupid because they're in a hard situation in their life. Manny Montana is also really good in the series. Thought it was both fun and engaging. Adds nothing new to the genre, but it's fun. Real fun!

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I'm nearly at the end of Insatiable. I started watching just to see if it really was as awful and offensive as people were hyping it to be (after one trailer lol). I expected absolute crap because I hate the main actress but... 

Everyone offended by this hasn't watched past the first episode. It's a dark comedy and a trainwreck with a completely unbearable protagonist. The side characters make it worth watching. It doesn't spare anything or anyone from ridicule. Turns out it also has the best bisexual representation I have seen in a series (Brooklyn 99 did well too). It's made me laugh and I'm having fun watching it, I recommend Insatiable if you're looking for a quality bad series.

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I am 4 episodes away from being caught up with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia which I started in April. Man, this is a great series that I don't think has lost its momentum yet, although I know some people think otherwise. It's made me genuinely laugh so many times.

Next I plan to finish season 2 of Westworld and start working my way through Criminal Minds season 1 because I haven't watched a crime show in a while. BTW How to Get Away with Murder is back this 27th. I honestly haven't been that into it the past 2 seasons because I always like the case solving aspect more than characters' relationships in these type of shows and just like Bones, HTGAWM has become more of the latter. Season 1 and 2 were great though.

 

Oh yeah I am watching American Horror Story season 8 for laughs and because they brought Jessica Lange back.

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Castlevania, season 2 was twice as long and twice as good as season 1. Again they fully capture the essence of what makes the universe in Castlevania so fucking good. One thing that is upped tho is the soundtrack which this time is phenomenal all around. BLOODY TEARS!!!

 

Episode 7 was a monstrous episode. Can't wait for next season!

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^ agree! i'm in the middle of 2nd season and it's really great so far. i have a few small issues with animation, which is lacking at times, but everything else is top notch. also love the humorous parts! 

 

finished 2nd season of American Vandal yesterday, and maaaaan it was so good! don't remember the last time i laughed so hard from comedy series. poop is funny [2]

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Finished Black Mirror season 4. Very good as always, but weakest season yet?

 

Thought USS Callister, Hang the DJ and Metalhead were really good and stood out, not only in this season, but as some of the best episodes in the entire series. Hang the DJ had a really nice and uplifting tone ala San Junipero, and USS Callister had much of the same feeling to it. It has a certain bleakness and shit, but much of the comedic elements, bright and colorful visual style and ending had much of the same feeling. Metalhead were grim as fuck, but probably the most interesting of the entre series visually. Black and white, minimalistic, beautyful cinematography and just an overall dark and grim atmosphere. 

 

Crocodile and Black Museum were both good with both having some major pros, but as a whole they were flaws. The cinematography, bleakness and cast were amazing, but there was something that just didn't fully do it for me. Black Museum had a bit too much "been there, done that" feeling to it although the first short story of the episode was fantastic. 

 

Arkangel's among the worst of the series so far. Bottom 2 for sure. Just. Eh?

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Haunting of Hill House was fantastic. The last episode was maybe the weakest, but I loved how this series felt like a theatre play. One of the episodes in particular, since it featured no cuts, was impossible to look away from. Although it does have the horror tag, the focus aren't the ghosts or odd things happening, it's more of how all the shit affected the family and how they deal with it. The secrets of the house and stories behind the ghosts were never fully revealed, I loved that they didn't try to solve the mystery behind the origins like your usual thriller/horror. Sometimes it's best to just not. Also it carries a blatant message about mental illness which hit me hard. 

 

Acting was top notch from both adults and children. I just want to re-watch it already. 

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3 episodes into the new season of Daredevil and I already feel like the writing this season took a turn for the worse. I'm hoping it picks up in the next couple of episodes or I'll probably drop it.

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