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JackalopeChris from Ontario, Canada
Nov 29th 2011 at 9:47:42 AM

Breaking Bad. Just, Breaking Bad.

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Street Writing Man
Jan 11th 2015 at 8:05:45 PM

Wow this thread needs some love.

Anyhow, over the past two days I've been binge-watching Peaky Blinders on Netflix; despite the slightly silly name the show is all kinds of awesome...think The Sopranos in England circa 1918 and involving the Irish rather than the Italians. There are a lot of references to the First World War and most of the male characters are vets. The issue of PTSD in a society which chooses not to recognize its existence publicly - but individuals have to deal with it privately - is a recurring plot point. Considering what's happening in America right now with our veterans, its very relevant.

The cinematography is beautiful, making use of a lot of slow-motion and short-focus effects. The soundtrack is weird, but oddly appropriate; they use a lot of blues-rock and angsty post-punk (I've picked out tunes by P.J. Harvey and Tom Waits)...hell, the show's theme tune is Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand". Too cool.

Overall I recommend highly. Netflix is really bringing the noise with their original content; I was skeptical when I first saw them doing it but I'm certainly not anymore. HBO better start looking over its shoulder. [lol]

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
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Purple Argyle Lesbian Vampire
Mar 5th 2015 at 5:27:03 PM

I tend to mostly watch cartoons, NCIS, and cooking shows. I also enjoy Downton Abbey.

The cartoons are mostly the "adult cartoon" variety and half the time they're on for company/background noise more than actually paying attention to the story. Especially if they're reruns.

Stupid doomed timeline...
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