crime shows

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Cyberpunk꞉ Edgerunners - (2022 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12590266/
https://www.netflix.com/title/81054853
https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/edgerunners

In a future where cybernetics are commonplace, a kid gets involved in the underworld to get by.

Gritty and violent; lots of fun.



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Banshee - (2013 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017109/
http://www.cinemax.com/banshee/

A criminal takes the opportunity to impersonate a sheriff and continues to be a criminal.

It fundamentally makes no sense how the character can fragrantly break the law.



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Three-Body - (2023 show) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt20242042/
https://weibo.com/u/7470196136

A drama about a secret society of nerds? I don't know.

Fuck man, this show is utterly alien. It's Chinese, and this storytelling is just fucking terrible. I guess I'll wait for the American version.



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Babylon Berlin - (2017 show) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4378376/
https://www.babylon-berlin.com/en/

Intrigue about pre-WWII Germany.

Slow, tense, and boring.



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Taken - (2017 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052460/

A military guy is recruited as a rescuer.

It's okay I guess, but it's not my thing.



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Second Chance (2016) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4378456/
was https://www.fox.com/second-chance/

An old retired cop is reborn into a younger, stronger, version of himself, and fights crime.

Seems fairly good, though I'd bet it would be bland without the pretty girl.

  • Cancelled 2016-05-12



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The Night Manager (2016-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399664/
https://web.archive.org/web/20210721174231/www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager--108
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt

A dude begins his career as a night manager for some place somewhere but gets used by British intelligence to act against an arms dealer.

Fairly decent, but I suspect it's only because this is another show with a British accent being thrown around carelessly.



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Better Call Saul (2015-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/
https://www.amc.com/shows/better-call-saul--1002228

A down-and-out semi-lawyer bumbles around his life, trying to make ends meet.

After an entire season I still don't feel anything for this show.



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The Blacklist (2013-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/
https://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist

A bad guy blackmails the good guys because he likes this one good girl.

My impression from the first few episodes was:

Seems "ok". Unless this has a more interesting story-arc, I won't consider this particularly good. The predictable and episodic nature of television bores the shit out of me. It makes a series only valuable only the course of multiple episodes and individual episodes become the shit I have to slog through.

My later impression, from the end of the second season:

Characters were slow and stiff until they were developed more fully. When they were, a broader story arc took hold, making this show quite a bit more interesting.

My final impression:

It gets repetitive and annoying.

Avoid cliffhangers: Watch more when it's part way into the next season.



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