Saturday, February 4, 2017

TV SHOWS I ENJOYED ON CANADIAN NETFLIX(A FEW FROM OTHER SOURCES TOO)


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Back off haters: American comedy(Oct 2016) I love this hilarious and over-the-top comedy!

Better call Saul-American show about a lawyer; it is  a prequel to Breaking bad , though it was made after breaking bad. I loved this show as it's different from typical shows about lawyers. I would give the main actor 5 out of 5. His acting's so amazing!
 
Black books: BBC show. I saw a bit of one episode. It's a comedy.

Black mirror: BBC show(I think it's BBC). Saw the first episode of season one i.e. National Anthem. It's so bloody dystopian, I did not see the rest of the episodes. I felt so uncomfortable seeing this.,..it was torture! I watch TV to enjoy and to see a show which makes me miserable was like a non-refundable waste of two hours of my life!  
I forgot the title 'Black mirror' completely and when  in October 2016, Black mirror came along I thought it was a new show which I had not seen. I saw  Nosedive, one episode  and loved it though this too is dystopian in my opinion. When chatting with my sister about nosedive, she reminded me that I had disliked National anthem, another episode from the same show.

Blackstone:I saw one episode and not sure if I will see the rest..too depressing for me. But worth seeing to understand or get a glimpse of the native /Americans or native Indians on reserves, whom we never get to see or interact tough living in Canada/Toronto. The other shows where native Americans were I saw on netflex was Red road. I saw that fully but the show got cancelled after two seasons.
Bones: I have seen this on TV too.
 
Brooklyn 99: Comedy. I like this
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Campus:BBC show. I loved this comedy especially the main character Andy Nyman! (August 2016). I recommend you see it!
 
Chewing gum.BBC. Season one-This is the first all-black-star comedy from UK that I have seen. I enjoyed it! What I really appreciate is that the actors are not all 'beautiful-in-the-conventional-sense'; I wish Indian movies and shows will broaden their concept of 'physical beauty' and give roles to great actors.

Conmen Case files: Documentary. I strongly recommend people see this, to learn to identify conmen and be safe.
 
Crossing lines: European crime fiction The crime happens across many countries.

Cuckoo: BBC show. 4 out of 5.  I laughed so much when I saw this! I loved the first season and saw all episodes in a couple of days. I started but did not complete watching  the second season as I dint find it as funny. The main character is Andy Samberg (Brooklyn 99) an American TV actor whose energy,  energizes me!(March 2016 when I saw this)
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Death in paradise: BBC show set in a fictional Caribbean island, Saint Marie. (shot in Guadeloupe)I love this show. It's on in March 2016. I like the sunny island with the laidback holiday  atmosphere,  I love the looks of the Sara Martin, Everyone's acting is great, I enjoy the humor and the fact that it is different(place, culture, clothes, the simplicity of the police station and the low-key presence  of  technology to solve the crime). I enjoy the music in this show, which is different from the typical American crime shows I watch. I wonder if one of the reasons I am loving this show so much is because I am enduring the chills of the Canadian winter and seeing the blue skies, blue waters of the Caribbean sea makes me happy?

Department Q A conspiracy of faith: A crime TV show from Denmark. I did not like it. It's grim, no humour, , I don't believe such villains exist. (The motive for the crime is unbelievable!) 

Doctor Foster-BBC show// very nice// I saw the entire season in one sitting

Dreamland-Australian comedy. it's excellent! I would give this 5.5 out of 5
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Father Brown-BBC crime show. I would give this 3 to 4 out of five. I like this because, it is gentle and such a welcome break from the current day crimes ! In the shows set in olden days, the crimes , even murders don't seem to be terrible and even the criminals don't seem to be as ruthless and bad as the ones in modern day crime! I love the old shows and the shows set in olden times for their gentleness and absence of ruthlessness and the presence of low levels of evil in the villains! I loved Barney Miller TV show too for it's gentleness. Gentleness in human behaviour is the one beautiful thing which is gradually vanishing from all recent TV shows and movies! In today's shows, the jokes to be funny are cruel; the villains cruelty and meanness is pushing the envelope beyond bearable limits. The crimes are so horrific and watching TV is not  enjoyable; I am forced to feel  unpleasant emotions too. Watching Barney Miller is such a feel good experience...I don't feel any of the unpleasant emotions while watching this show.
 
Fried: BBC comedy TV serial. One season. I enjoyed it!  
This is a bit like the Lunch Monkeys show of BBC.
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Grounded for life: US. comedy. I enjoyed this show and saw a few episodes at a time, till I finished. I enjoyed the over-the-top acting of the teen of Lily but I wish Sean's character was a bit more toned down.
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Homeland: One of my all time favorite shows which had me on the edge of my seat! Waiting and waiting for the next season.
 
House of cards: 5 out of 5 I was glued to this and finished all episodes in just a week! It's gripping, it's intelligent and makes you hate ALL politicians . Saw the 4th season in March 2016. Waiting and waiting for the next season.
How to get away with murder-2 out of 5
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Inspector Morse:BBC crime.Nice but I wish it was shorter!
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Jack Taylor-BBC, cop show. No humour. bleakish

Jessica Jones (Marvel comic heroine)-American crime I am seeing this because I saw Luke Cage, another Marvel comic character. (Oct 2016)
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Lava field: Icelandic crime show. I saw it. No humour/bleak. not my type of show. I prefer the American shows as they are more dramatic and I like British shows as their screenplays are great. I dislike the intense reality of the European shows which makes them boring.

Life's too short-BBC show/comedy/I enjoyed this. 4 out of 5
 
Longmire: Set in Montana type state. cowboy-ish sheriff. old fashioned values and so I did not like it as much as I would have 25 years ago maybe. The lady, Vic ruined this show completely with her whiny acting. She dressed unlike what I expect a police officer should dress like, and I hated that. I hated her character so much, I have never felt this negative about a show de to one character!
 
Lunch monkeys: BBC comedy. I enjoyed it. This is a bit like the Fried BBC comedy.
 
Luke Cage: American show/crime/Based on marvel comic character. I like this show: A black character is the chief protagonist which is rare; I liked the script.
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Marcella: BBC show/I saw the entire season. Not bad.  crime and main proto--t is a female.

Marseille:French show with English subtitles. One season. I saw it as I was at home sick and nothing better on TV available
 
Master of none: Saw a few episodes and stopped. I found this show annoying especially Ansari. It's amateurish  and I simply don't have the patience to see-the-show-and-appreciate-the good-and-forget-the bad!
 
Midsomer murders: One of my all time favorites. I have seen this show a few times! British. Great cast, lovely characters, great dialogue, lovely British villages and houses and cottages.
 
Misfits:BBC show/science fiction, humor, ?crime. I loved this amazingly creative, 'different', imaginative, interesting show. I have seen none of the actors in any other show; they are so talented. I loved the fantastic science-fiction plot, the humor of the dialogue, the unusual setting, the minimalism of the clothes and the bleakness of the setting.  I would rate this 5 of 5. I am sad that they dint make more seasons of this!
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Occupied: A Norwegian political thriller. I am still to finish it; it's different from what I  usually see i.e. American shows. The pace is different, the acting is more realistic and the d├ęcor of the rooms is really lean. There is no humour in this; it is so serious and the characters seem a tiny bit 'boring" with nothing to make me thrilled.  I dont think I am going to finish seeing this. I am not blaming the makers of this show...it's just not my cup of tea. My brain is so 'low brow' I prefer the pulp to classics ! This show is good but I am not good enough to enjoy this show!
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Psych-comedy and crime-5 out of 5. I have seen this over and over again.
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Red road: The first native American story based show. I liked it a lot  but it got cancelled after two seasons.
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Santa Clarita Diet: American comedy.but macabre! I started watching because Timothy Olyphant is in it and I loved this guy from Justified, another wonderful show
 
Scott and Bailey-BBC female cop show. I enjoyed it. It's different from so many cop shows in many ways.

Skins:BBC.Seen the first episode. Not sure if I will see them all. I feel too old for this new age morality...or lack of!
Spotless: BBC crime show//Black comedy/June 2016 on Canadian netflex/I would rate it 4.5 out of 5. I got hooked to it and saw three to four episodes at a time. ( I saw it again and wondering why I got hooked to it first time and I don't find it  funny this time! Have I given this review because I thought it was something else?)
Still game-BBC comedy, not so funny but I saw all the episodes
Stranger things-Really good..weird and excellent acting by a little girl!
Suits: Lawyers. Nice. I mean, not just nice, It's great!
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The code: Australian TV show//crime//I really liked it//sophisticated, yet simple. I would recommend people to see it.
The colony: Crime and science fiction set in Los Angles. But it did not hold my attention at all and I have stopped watching it for now. I think it would be more convincing if it was  in a different country for example one of the iron curtain countries instead of in Los Angles , USA!
The divide: Crime//set in Philadelphia//good//
The job -comedy-I would rate it 5 out of 5 I have seen each episode at least 10 times. It's my comfort show!
The fall (Crime set in Belfast) Not seen it fully
The Moodys:Comedy. Australian. Nice. But did not see all the episodes
The Red road about Lenape Indians of New Jersey. Saw 2 seasons and waiting for them to do more 
The 70s show-comedy. I am loving this!(I have seen this on TV ages ago, but seeing it again now)
Trailer Park boys: The first few seasons are nice but it gets worse and worse. It's Canadian comedy
Trapped :Icelandic. crime. no humour, grim and bleak
Twentyfour: One of the best, edge of the seat, thrilling shows I have had the good luck to enjoy in my life!
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt-4 out of 5
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Vexed-comedy-I would rate it 5 out of 5. I have seen each episode at least five times and I absolutely adore the second episode of second season. This too is my comfort show!(Like comfort food if you know what I mean)
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