I’m a huge sci-fi fan and the sci-fi tv thread is awesome but it’s become a bit off topic. So let’s create a thread for non-scifi TV related shit and i’ll start…
I just finished watching seasons 1 and 2 of “You” on netflix and thought it was terrific. The plot can be a bit unbelievable at times but the dialog is fantastic and the acting terrific. If you liked Dexter i think you’ll like You.
I’m not a huge fan of new stuff. Gunsmoke is my go to. Cheyanne, Tales of Wells Fargo, and Wanted Dead or Alive are also good ones. If I’m not in a Western mood, Fantom Works, Graveyard Cars and the American Pickers are all go to’s.
Second on the Ripper. In addition to being an excellent telling of that horrific story, it’s a case study in how well-meaning people fucked up (to the point of unthinkable, unnecessary suffering) because of misogyny, arrogance and group-think.
Not addressed in the show is that once-beloved UK media personality Jimmy Savile (think Dick Clark) visited Sutcliffe in prison as part of his seemingly tireless altruism. They struck up an unexpected relationship, with Savile being a regular visitor.
After Savile’s death, it turned out that he was a disgusting pervert; part of a paedophile ring of BBC radio and TV personalities who used their fame to gain access to and molest children. One of Savile’s more depraved practices was to visit with young girls in psychiatric hospitals who were sedated and restrained, and rape them. It is theorized that this may have been driven by a necrophilia fetish.
Then someone joined the dots. If you plot Sutcliffe’s attacks with the whereabouts of Savile, there is a huge correlation. Not just in the same city/town; Savile was within a few hundred yards of a large number of the attacks. No one has proved anything further - and likely never will - but it’s a further twist in two very twisted tales.
I would argue Community’s last season was actually a work of art, considering what they were left to work with from the cast.
The real travesty is the gas leak season, Season 4. Dan Harmon was fired (and consequently brought back for Season 5), and the writing really took a dive. Still some gems, but overall the character behavior and development are SUPER wonky.
If you happen to have HBO Max and are in to foreign shows, check out the Italian crime drama Gomorrah. I believe it was on Netflix at one point but only seasons 1-2. HBO Max currently has seasons 1-3 with season 4 supposedly airing sometime later this year and season 5 next year.