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Westworld - (2016 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
https://www.hbo.com/westworld

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

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Altered Carbon - (2018 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261227/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80097140

Pseudo-immortality is reached when alien technology allows humans to save their consciousnesses to reusable disks, and a criminal's disk is brought online from deep storage, for him to investigate the crime against an ancient and powerful man.

Finally, a science fiction show with real depth and darkness. Highly recommended.

Archer (2009-) tv poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/
http://www.fxnetworks.com/archer

A spy does spy stuff, drinks, hits on women and makes a jackass of himself while being surprisingly competent.

A fun, light, series which has a whole lot of laugh-out-loud moments.

  • Though I've seen it all, I didn't begin taking notes until later on.



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TODO - I'll add notes when I get around to re-re-watching this.

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Max Headroom (1987-1988) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092402/

Particularly notable for its subtle and overt corporate jamming, Max Headroom was unique and wildly popular in its day but, for reasons unknown to me and not yet researched, had its life cut short.

I think I give my high personal rating because of its strong influences on my perceptions of the world. Perhaps it would not hold up today, but I'll note that on my eventual re-watch.



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She looks even better when wet.
She looks even better when wet.

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204993/

A girl, engineered to be a killer, flees her keepers, but as a woman she pursues general vigilante justice by helping a crime-fighting genius.

This series hits the ground running, featuring not just a stupifyingly hot Jessica Alba, but a great world, plot and everything else.

However, like too many series', Dark Angel suicide-bombs like it's been lit on fire and is heading for a volcano to end it's suffering. Not only is the second season bad enough to end the show, it's bad enough to not watch, even and especially for people who like the first.



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TRY HARDER - absorb ancient notes into more modern notes, and separate them by dates.

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Andromeda (2000-2005) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213327/
was andromedatv.com (not archived)

Unfrozen after 300 years, the captain of the most powerful ship in existence moves to rebuild his fallen Commonwealth with the help of a rag-tag group of civilians.

This series is high quality with a light (sometimes cheesy) mood. Although I can say I love this series, it definitely takes a nosedive later in its life, and absolutely fails miserably in its final "wrap-up" season. It's like these writers sabotage their own work.

Upon re-watching this, I can say that I do enjoy it, but it's definitely pulp/drama as opposed to being actually-awesome. There are some layers to it, but its general theme of being "fun" gets in the way too frequently to have those subtle moments elevate the rest of it.



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Castle (2009-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219024/
http://abc.go.com/shows/castle

Though an author tags along with the police because a particular detective is particularly hot, it turns out he's actually helpful.

I adore this series, even though it gets repetitive later on.

If I get to re-watching things, I'll add notes.

  • 2016-05-16 - 2009-03-09

Breaking Bad (2008-2013) Walter White

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)

A money-desperate high school teacher and miscreant former-student enter the drug trade, which begins to consume them.

Breaking Bad is one of those uncomfortable-yet-riveting shows. While awesome for what it is, I don't generally recommend it.

I did watch it, and I'm mostly happy I did, but it doesn't leave a nice streak-free gloss on my memory. I guess that was the point.



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