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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 <7,500 imdb ratings) and-or underrated (for example because lots of 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) shield-ish in a way
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, maybe even more cheesy
8. gangland undecover (2015) 8.3/10 · IMDb 96% liked this TV show Google users / not SoA or Mayans MC ...comparatively slowpaced but still 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
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 ;]
12. wayne (2019) 8.7 imdb, 100% Rotten Tomatoes / good dark comedy. somewhat Kickass meets Shameless
13. project blue book (2019) 7,9 imdb / somewhat X-files in 60-70ies. solid cast n visuals. scripting is ok, hardly any show of that sort will surprise viewers
14. hanna (2019) imdb 7.7 / like the Killing but without the Killing though with Kovac, Equlibrium and some teen drama ;}
15. black summer (2019) imdb 6,5. / controversial one. im not a big tWD-FWD fan so iam not biased (and tbh that one looks like a better version of FWD)... ...and i find that one entertaining enough. it looks more natural & authentic but without B-movie feel (i have when watching tWD), little bit more about human insticts without soapish character development. scripting is not that perfect, but well, i am ok with focusing just on suspense or action, not motivations and decisions of certain characters (which people can misunderstand btw)
16. absentia (2017) imdb 7,3. / i love katic so i couldnt miss ;} european-ish style detective thriller. ... looks like some people have issues with acting or scripting but id say generally it is ok series.
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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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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby gabba2k7 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:29 pm

12. wayne (2019) 8.7 imdb, 100% Rotten Tomatoes / good dark comedy. somewhat kickass meets shameless

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby BabyBlue42 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:03 pm

If anyone is interested in some classic 90s TV:

Brimstone (1998) 8.1 imdb, 7.5 tv.com. A dead cop, sentenced to Hell, is returned to Earth by the Devil to recover 113 escaped evil spirits. Been like 20 years since I've seen it, but I remember enjoying it when I was young.

Seven Days (1998) 7.3 imdb, 8.4 tv.com. An ex-CIA is the point man for a government organization dedicated to time traveling to correct errors that occurred in the previous week. Kind of corny, typical sort of 90s action sci-fi show, but I enjoyed it, and the idea of only being able to go back in time 7 days was neat.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby Luna6ix » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:48 pm

BabyBlue42 wrote:If anyone is interested in some classic 90s TV:

Brimstone (1998) 8.1 imdb, 7.5 tv.com. A dead cop, sentenced to Hell, is returned to Earth by the Devil to recover 113 escaped evil spirits. Been like 20 years since I've seen it, but I remember enjoying it when I was young.


I remember Brimstone too. Loved that show. They would occasionally play marathons of the whole series on the sci-fi channel in the early 2000's, which was an easy thing to do for a show that only lasted one season.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby AFlickering » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:14 pm

some lesser known oddities, mostly of a comedic nature:

Limmy's Show - probably my favourite sketch show of all time, courtesy of my favourite british comedian. might need subtitles if you can't parse a thick glaswegian accent. here's possibly the most famous sketch.

Xavier: Renegade Angel - the most fucked up and unhinged of all adult swim shows (and maybe all TV shows). an absolute one-of-a-kind gem. a representative example.

Downtown - a long forgotten offbeat animated comic drama about life in NYC that aired on MTV in the late '90s and won an emmy. was a bit of a passion project for chris prynoski who was involved with beavis and butthead, daria, etc. lots of visual personality and deadpan humour, very likeable. sample it here, i think the whole series is on youtube actually.

Space Ghost: Coast to Coast - i'm honestly surprised this has so few ratings, it's legendary among many folks in my age group (30ish). this was the grand-daddy of mock interview shows like between two ferns, primetime glick and, most of all, the eric andre show, for which it was clearly the foremost inspiration. start with the bjork and thom yorke ep.

Fishcenter Live - extremely niche adult swim show. four members of their digital department host a wacky call-in game show involving the fish that live in a tank in their office. totally baffling that it even exists, when you're watching it feels like it's just you and a handful of other insomniac backwater degenerates. for some reason it has guest starred the likes of waka flocka flame, dying fetus and tom green.

Jam - lynchian "ambient comedy" sketch show from the great chris morris. as good and unique as anything he's ever been involved with. example sketch.

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Re: TV SERIES you might have missed

Postby paulofilmo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:13 pm

AFlickering wrote:Limmy's Show - probably my favourite sketch show of all time, courtesy of my favourite british comedian. might need subtitles if you can't parse a thick glaswegian accent. here's possibly the most famous sketch.

+1
started watching this after you rated it. Never thanked you for it. Cheers!


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