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TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:48 am

hi there.

i d like users to share some series which are not so popular (for example <5,000 imdb ratings) or underrated (for example because users compared it with original film, book or whatever reason)

if you are going to contribute to this thread - just copypaste some ratings from google and add some brief review or comparison (the latter might be not that direct, but representing a similar "vibe" u felt. as an example: Ozark is somewhat BreakingBad-ish)


ok, my list as ive started this. (will add/edit post)
1. tin star (2017) 7.3 IMDb 85% Rotten Tomatoes. / somewhat Goliath-ish & bit Fargo-esque. imo not as slow-paced as usual detective series, but probably slower than most crime dramas. though i wasnot bored (and i can easily become bored). also i d add that soundscapes were bit annoying...could have been better... script is more or less ok
2. unsolved (2018) 8,0 imdb. / high quality product imo. probably better to be into hiphop a bit
3. el chapo (2017) 7.9 IMDb ; 95% liked this TV show google users / not Narcos, but enjoyable, especially s2 as more dynamic one. and s3 id say is a bit closer to Narcos
4. snatch (2017) 6.9/10 IMDb ; 33% Rotten Tomatoes ; 7.6/10 TV.com ; 92% liked this TV show Google users / ok E-Z watching crime series. solid OST with some carribean riddims and indie rock
5. the looming tower (2018) 8/10 IMDb 94% Rotten / somewhat Homeland-ish ...but with more bureaucracy
6. seven seconds (2018) 7.7/10 IMDb 77% Rotten 96% liked this TV show Google users / solid detective|drama series (and i dont like detectives in general...probably excluding the killing and bosch)
7. deception (2018, us) 7.6/10 IMDb 51% Metacritic 7.9/10 TV.com 97% liked this TV show Google users / E-Z watching series, somewhat White Collar-ish
8. gangland undecover (2015) 8.3/10 · IMDb 96% liked this TV show Google users / not SoA or Mayans MC ...comparatively slowpaced but thrilling in its own way.
9. traveler (2007) 8.3 IMDb 8.7/10 TV.com 93% liked this TV show Google users / ok thriller
10. sleeper cell (2005) 8.1/10 IMDb 65% Metacritic 8.6/10 TV.com 87% liked this TV show Google users / ok thriller
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11. bad blood (2017) / 7.3 imdb, 94% liked this TV show Google users/ ok crime drama. s1 was slowpaced and somewhat autobiographical (you can safely skip it). s2 looks ok. It is like SoA but almost without bikers...but with Kim Coates ;]
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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby Flanker_33 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:28 pm

That's a great idea for a thread, it's often like that that you find hidden gems; that's for example how I dug out books like Roald Dahl's Squadron 80, which are discussed quite rarely even if they're riveting from the first to the last word.

I'll give Tin Star, Seven Seconds and Sleeper Cell a try and report on here if I can do a decent review!

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:38 pm

Flanker_33 wrote: I'll give Tin Star, Seven Seconds and Sleeper Cell a try and report on here if I can do a decent review!


feel free. might be helpful in terms of keeping this thread alive.

though what i implied above is that participants should leave some brief review or comparison when mentioning the hidden gems they found (thus, when adding something new to the list).

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby movieboy » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:37 pm

Life with Damian Lewis - written about it here - https://criticker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6801

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:13 am

movieboy wrote: Life with Damian Lewis -

yeah. watched it. good.
i would have added it to the list but i set a bar too low (<5,000 imdb ratings) whereas Life has 30,000 votes/ratings.


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