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Iron Fist - (2017- television show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322310/
http://www.netflix.com/title/80002612

The son of a billionaire family survives them in a plane crash in the Himalayas, and returns after being raised by monks only to find their ancient enemies throughout his old home and business. Basically Marvel's Batman.

At first I was going to ignore this series, because the Iron Fist trailer made it look like utter trash, but the YUR A WHITE MALE "mainstream liberal media" response made me interested.

Even though the superhero genre is generally tiring, this show is well worth watching, and its response is a beautiful example of fake news manufactured by "social" "justice".

the-expanse-2015-image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/
http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse

Tensions between the three factions in our solar system rise with an known party's military science efforts.

Describing this one is pretty damned hard. Quite a good series, although the lead actor is just a little too young to be properly-believable. They all are, but I guess that was the target market.



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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.


Note to self - avoid cliffhangers: watch more when it's part way into the next season.

The Blacklist (2013-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/
http://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.



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NOTE - Wait until the next season is out (in 2017) before continuing.

Into the Badlands (2015-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3865236/

The world, having gone to shit for some reason, has no guns for some reason, and, in a world nothing like Mad Max, things happen for various reasons.

So far it's a manly man man show, with fighting and stuff, though it does have some sort of fantasy fiction quietly woven in. It seems fair.



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Killjoys (2015-) logo 1

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3952222/
http://www.space.ca/show/killjoys/
http://www.syfy.com/killjoys

Guild bounty hunters hunt bounties and stuff.

I like it so far.



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Firefly (2002) cast

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/

A space-western with a motley down-and-out crew struggling on the edge of a semi-dystopian planet-spanning civilization.

Easily one of the best television shows I've ever seen. I don't just consider this mandatory, I will dog people to watch it. I bought two copies of this series just to give one away.

Let me stress this. This is a series so good that even after cancellation there was enough popularity to produce a movie. A movie for a cancelled series. The only one I've ever heard of. Serenity - (2005 movie) is itself mandatory viewing for those who have enjoyed Firefly.

Mandatory viewing. I have been brought to tears more than once.

  • Continues with Serenity - (2005 movie)

    • Serenity uses the same characters in the same world, but is not meant to progress story arcs from the series.