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RR529

Samurai Gourmet (Netflix Original) - Laid back & humorous series about a 60 year old retiree who isn't used to his newfound freedom in life, but is encouraged by fantasies of a wandering samurai to indulge in his wildest culinary desires (should he have a beer in the middle of the day? Seek out a restraunt from his youth? Confront an intolerant chef subbing the patronage of western tourists? etc.).

Pretty good watch.

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Jhena

Would it be ok to post about series that are not necessarily on netflix and not necessarily good?

Slow and steady wins the race, baby.

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RR529

Five Came Back (Netflix Original)

3 part miniseries documentary about 5 media defining film directors of the past (such as John Ford & Frank Capra), and how their various experiences during WWII influenced their work, as told by 5 of today's most legendary directors (like Steven Spielberg & Guillermo Del Toro). Really interesting watch.

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RR529

Arrow season 5 - This season should have been epic, but it just... wasn't. Everything came full circle this year, but for some reason I just never really got into it. Maybe because the new team never really grew on me, I dunno'. Season finale was pretty good, though.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 2 - Watched this back in April, so I have no idea why I haven't brought it up yet. It may be full of plot holes if you pay close enough attention, but the time jumping adventures of the crew are just so fun I don't care (and Mic "Heat Wave" Rory is easily the best personality in the entire "Arroverse"). This season sees the gang taking on an all star cast of past Arrow & Flash villains hoping to change their destinies, and it was just great. Up there with the Flash as my favorite show of the bunch so far.

the Flash season 3 - Awesome season. The villain was fantastic with some great story twists, it continues to have the best relationships out of all the "Arrowverse" shows (they really feel real, and again this show gets me emotional), and heck, even the musical crossover episode with Supergirl was fun. Also, any mainstream show that mentions Dragon Ball Z is pretty awesome in my book, lol.

Supergirl season 2 - Season starts out strong, but I wasn't all too fussed with who the end villain was, though I'll admit the season finale was pretty dope. I was hoping for a big confrontation with Lilian Luthor & Cadmus, or the fall of Lena Luthor, but they sort of got sidelined once the Daxans showed up[/spoiler]. Wasn't big on how much time they spent on the sister's storyline (seems like a lot of time spent to say, "we have an insider in the Police force"), I feel like J'onn's storyline was cut too short in the season, and while the whole [spoiler]Guardian thing has promise, especially with a new helmet, it just felt like busy-work to keep James relevant this season.

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RR529

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - My first venture into anime (on Netflix), and I thought it was pretty good. Not as good as the original film, but still worth a look for anyone interested in the series, or anime/sci-fi in general.

The only thing is Netflix only has the first 3 parts (they'd need part 4 & the 2015 film to finish it out, though each part is it's own story so it's not a huge deal). Oh, and only parts 1&2 are both Dub/Sub (part 3 is Sub only). Maybe it's Funimation's way of making sure you buy the rest if you like what you see here.

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RR529

GLOW (Netflix Original) - Dramedy set in the 80's about a group of outcast women in L.A. who take a chance on an upstart TV wrestling project (Gorgeous Women of Wrestling).

It's by the same team behind Orange is the New Black, and while it can be crass (it's definitely a show for mature audiences) I liked it. I found it funny in spots, it had a twist or two I wasn't expecting, and as I grew up watching wrestling, I liked that aspect of the show (especially when they were coming up with their personas). Also, I enjoyed all the 80's music

Tomorrow, Castlevania!

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RR529

Castlevania (Netflix Original) - It released today so I binged all 4 episodes.

The animation is great, especially the action scenes. It's not often we get a western animated show with such a serious/mature focus, so it's pretty unique for that. However, I personally thought they laid on the mature content a little thick (especially since, prior to release, the director said that while it would be a mature series, they were aiming for a PG-13 vibe). In addition to the buckets of blood, there's tons of disembowelment, and a few F-Bombs throughout. Not that it really bothers me personally, but I figured I should bring it up given their statements prior to release.

Storywise it wasn't bad, but this season was a bit underwhelming in the sense that it was mostly build up, and we'll have to wait until next year to see Belmont take on Dracula's castle. The first episode was pretty good as the set up for the over all story, the next two episodes mostly dealt with Belmot butting heads with the Church, and then things really pick up in episode 4, where we're then told to wait a year...

Honestly, it felt like a "Hellsing lite", where Belmot was at odds with both Dracula's forces of the night and a corrupt Church, who's actions are what brought down Dracula's wrath.

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RR529

the Last Kingdom season 1 (Netflix Original) - A pretty typical "sword and sandal" show (with all the blood & nudity you come to expect from these series) that's a worthwhile watch if you're into the genre, but probably won't win you over otherwise.

It's set in England during the middle ages (around the 850 AD, I believe) and sees Uthrad (a warrior of nobile birth) having to choose sides between the English who he was born with, and the invading Danish who raised him. As someone who likes the genre I got into it, but not as much as the other shows in the genre I've seen (the middle ages focus resulted in a much more drab feel, with none of the grand architecture & opulent dress that could be seen in Spartacus, Medici, Marco Polo, Roman Empire: Reign of Blood).

I will watch season 2, but am going to try out something with a bit more color beforehand, probably an anime.

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RR529

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet - Mecha anime about Mech pilot Ledo, who arrives on a "Waterworld" esque Earth after being knocked off course through a worm hole, and has to figure out how to live amongst the local population, who's values differ drastically than his own. One of the best things I've seen on Netflix this year.

the Last Kingdom season 2 (Netflix original) - It was alright, and if you're into the sword & sandal genre you could like it, but overall I thought it was just okay. There were things & characters I liked, but overall I prefer the grandiose pomp you often see in Roman & Renaissance era shows, rather than the drab citiscapes you see here (in the Middle/Dark ages).

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RR529 wrote:

Mic "Heat Wave" Rory is easily the best personality in the entire "Arroverse"

Who are you? XD He just makes me uncomfortable. I think my list of disliked recurring characters / actors in the DC TVerse goes something like Quentin Lance, Captain Cold, Harrison Wells, Martin Stein, Julian Albert, James Olsen, J'onn J'onzz, M'gann M'orzz for not being the Young Justice one, and Maxwell Lord. I may have more Supergirl ones because I watched that all more recently. Anyway, I really like these shows, just... too many alt universes, shoehorned Wells', secret identities, and pointlessly antagonistic both heroes and villains.

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RR529

Surprised this thread hasn't been more busy with the release of the Defenders. Anyhow, since my last post...

Aldnoah.Zero - Mecha anime set in an alternate reality where we discovered advanced tech on Mars, and the Martian colonists have seperated from Earth & the two sides are at war. I wrote an extensive post about it in the anime thread awhile ago, so I won't say much about it here other than I enjoyed it.

100 Million Yen Women (Netflix Original) - Japanese drama about a struggling novelist who finds himself living with 5 women after they each recieved an invitation from an unknown source to live with him. Despite the odd circumstances, Shin (the novelist) chooses to go along with it because the invitations said that each woman must pay him ¥100 Million in rent each month, but in return he may ask them nothing about their pasts. It ended up being a pretty good little mystery series, but unfortunately will probably be overlooked. I liked it, though.

Currently watching the Defenders.

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RR529

Marvel's the Defenders (Netflix original) - It was pretty exciting seeing the group finally come together, both because of their action scenes together, as well as their personality interactions.

I am glad were finally largely done with the Hand as well. For whatever reason I just never really cared for them as a villain, and maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention, but I still don't know where Elektra's super strength came from. Also a tad disappointed that there weren't any references to Spider-Man, who'd I'd imagine would be a big name in New York by now, but I've come to accept that, other than Luke Cage, the Netflix series' distance themselves from the rest of the MCU so much they might as well be in their own seperate universe, for better or worse.

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@RR529 Yeah, The Defenders was pretty decent - my only real bugbear is Iron Fist's action scenes. He's supposed to have trained relentlessly for most of his life in a martial artists' monastery, but he has none of that floaty elusiveness of good kung fu and seems to get hit more often than any other character. It's a shame, because I actually like the character and the throwback to Seventies Golden Harvest flicks.

Daredevil's fight choreography, on the other hand, is fantastic.

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Dexter
It's one of those shows that people seem reluctant to start. I think it's easy to assume you know what it'll be like before watching it. However, it's brilliant.

Bates Motel
Like Dexter pre conceived ideas can put you off starting, and it takes a couple episodes to find it's groove. It's so good tho!

Power Rangers Dino Charge
If your looking for somewhere to start or return to with Power Rangers this is it. It's perfect right from the first episode.

Riverdale
Everything that's good about high school teen dramas (plus a healthy dose of Twin Peaks) in one self aware show. Another one that's excellent right from the first episode too.

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american vandal was surprisingly a lot of fun considering it's a mystery show about someone drawing penises on cars
it's very well written and even well shot sometimes, pretty good mockumentary imo

and i got a colorful aura, like i got neon guts

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I've recently started watching the detective serie Brooklyn Nine Nine and it was surprisingly comical. The last episode was about a vandalist drawing penises on police cars. Wait that sounds oddly similar to what @bobhobobstudios described o_O

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RR529
  • Knights of Sidonia (Netflix Original) - Mecha anime set in the far future that sees humanity teetering on the edge of extinction as they battle a mysterious alien lifeform known as the Guana in deep space. It clearly takes a lot of inspiration from 80's & 90's mecha, but with a modern touch, and I found it to be a great watch. Biggest disappointment is that, at this time, it's incomplete. Here's hoping for a season 3 (also wasn't a fan of the direction the romantic sub-plot was taking, but that'll vary from person to person).
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light (Netflix Original) - Drama based on a true story that sees a son trying to reconnect with his estranged father by getting him to play FFXIV (they had played the Famicom games together when he was a child). It wasn't the best thing I've watched this year, but it was different enough to be amusing & worth a look.

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RR529
  • KuroMukuro (Netflix Original) - the latest mecha anime I've watched on Netflix, and it's the best one yet. Turns out that all the myths of Ogres during the Sengoku Jidai were true, but they were really alien invaders! Now in modern day, Earth's only hope of winning a second invasion rests on the shoulders of a samurai who survived in suspended animation inside a mech from the previous invasion. I really loved the show's style, and I really enjoyed the romantic subplot as well.
  • Fuller House season 3 (Netflix Original) - Pretty much more nostalgia bait for fans of the original series, but I'm more than okay with that, lol. In an interesting development, it looks like part of the next season, hopefully all of it, will take place in Japan.

Currently watching Stranger Things season 2 (Netflix Original).

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