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    TV Series: Updates

    In this thread updates on TV series that were downloaded from http://teakdoor.com/the-multimedia-f...endations.html (Movie/tv download recommendations)

    Don't bother downloading Battlestar Gallactica Season 3, the second half of Season 3 is super lame and boring. Season 1 and 2 are the best.

    Heroes Season 1 is awesome, in a kind of super heroes Marvel comics style.

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    The wire.
    Superb.....

    The Shield... continued to get better right up to the end of the 5th series. Forest Whittaker was brilliant in the 5th series.

    Lost, gets worse with every episode.

    Prison Break.. gone from being utter poo to utter poo on a scale with the awful "24"

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    ^All American tish, don't you know of any decent English (or Welsh) series?

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    Satellite city ( a welsh sit com ) is my favourite of all time.
    Not surprisingly I can't find a torrent, but if you thought Father ted was funny, it had nothing on SC.

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    ^Irish tish

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    I'm downloading Rome at the moment. Because I have superfast Maxnet in Ayutthaya, I should get the whole of the first season by Christmas (2014).

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    ^It is time to abandon Maxnet now.
    They are a fokking bunch of incompetent useless monkeys who should have stayed in the trees.

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    I'm mostly getting over 100 kb/s downloads on the newer torrents.
    I don't have any choice where I am either.

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    ^ I truly regret telling you it must be possible to do torrents in Chiang Mai

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    I was telling Frankie the other day that you is da man LOM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    It is time to abandon Maxnet now.
    I'll get GoW to phone them up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Lost, gets worse with every episode.

    Prison Break.. gone from being utter poo to utter poo on a scale with the awful "24"
    Agree except for 24, which I love.

    The Wire ? is that another "Australian Cheaply Video made" series like the Shield ? too "local" for me, only Australians can get that show. Not impressed.

    LOST is super crap.

    I quite like Desperate Housewives. I might download it.

    ROME was good but Season 2 got boring. Another show that jumped the shark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I'll get GoW to phone them up first.
    Mmm, it will prolly do all the difference if she is the one powering off and on the modem and telling them that the lamp is blinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    The Wire ? is that another "Australian Cheaply Video made" series like the Shield ? too "local" for me, only Australians can get that show. Not impressed.
    The Wire is set in Baltimore.
    The Shield in LA.

    Neither Baltimore or LA are in Australia.

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    ^utter tish

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    The Wire is set in Baltimore.
    The Shield in LA.

    Neither Baltimore or LA are in Australia.
    so why is the lead actor speaking with a funny accent ? actually they are all fucking Australians. Care to explain that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    so why is the lead actors speaking with a funny accent ? they are all fucking Australians. Care to explain that ?
    What the fuck are you on Butterfly?
    Who's a fucking Australian?
    Did you download 'neighbours' by mistake?
    You might be confusing it with 'shameless' set in Manchester.

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    it seems to be US though

    "The Shield" (2002)

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    Visual Sotrytelling Matters - The Shield Fails Movie 101, 20 May 2006
    1/10
    Author: Larissa Prado from United States

    The excuse given generally for The Shield's awful camera work is that it makes you "feel there", or that it is somehow "realistic".

    Explain to me again how shooting a camera on video is more "realistic" than shooting film? Explain to me again how shaking the camera at everything for no purpose beats the storytelling power of well-chosen shots? Explain to me how cutting away from the interesting parts of the scene serves the performances? The Shield fails so badly in the basics of film-making that whatever other qualities it may have (like the great Michael Chilklis) are completely lost on me.
    Clearly they're also lost on the audience, which is quite insignificant compared to the amount of promotion lavished on this badly-made show.
    CMN you are a weak TV poov addict

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    The shield....

    leading actor.


    Born : Masachusetts 1963, educated in Boston school of arts.

    I swear you have never ever watched this series.
    You should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    it seems to be US though

    "The Shield" (2002)

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    Visual Sotrytelling Matters - The Shield Fails Movie 101, 20 May 2006
    1/10
    Author: Larissa Prado from United States

    The excuse given generally for The Shield's awful camera work is that it makes you "feel there", or that it is somehow "realistic".

    Explain to me again how shooting a camera on video is more "realistic" than shooting film? Explain to me again how shaking the camera at everything for no purpose beats the storytelling power of well-chosen shots? Explain to me how cutting away from the interesting parts of the scene serves the performances? The Shield fails so badly in the basics of film-making that whatever other qualities it may have (like the great Michael Chilklis) are completely lost on me. Clearly they're also lost on the audience, which is quite insignificant compared to the amount of promotion lavished on this badly-made show.
    CMN you are a weak TV poov addict
    Buffoon.
    I could show you hundreds of good reviews but my word is far better.

    24 is utter shite for little boys.

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    you are a don't know when good tv, likes 24 and therefore shows no taste, smacks you in the face Canadian boffoon Butterfly

    Shield: Season 1, The
    Apollo Score: Apollo Score: 92. Click for an explanation of the scoring system.

    Rating 9.5 out of 10.


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    Shield: Season 1, The
    The opening credits of The Shield end with a shot of a broken up police badge pieced back together as if it were a mosaic. This is a perfect symbol for the show’s premise about a Los Angeles police precinct where good and evil mingle together in perfect disharmony. In the end, like the mosaic badge, the department comes together as one extremely dysfunctional family, reliant on one another no matter how reluctantly.

    Los Angeles is a nasty place. At least that’s what seems to be stuffed down our throats in movies, television shows and news of various police trials and street riot tribulations. Midway through the show’s first episode it looks as though The Shield might end up being another consumable rogue cop drama. There’s the appearance of good cops and bad cops. The good cops go by the book in their attempts to stop crime. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it turns up a dead end. On the other hand, Detective Vic Mackey’s (Michael Chilkis) special operations strike force is made up of the department’s foulest. They take advantage of the badge, striking deals with drug dealers, turning a blind eye to girls turning tricks and snagging some of the evidence for their own benefit. Guess who gets the best results come payday?

    New captain David Aceveda (Benito Martinez) is in a struggle to gain the confidence of his force. The cops see right through him to his dream of making city council. Aceveda knows that Vic and his boys are into trouble, but without evidence, there’s nothing he can do. The first episode sets the scene for what appears to be a season-long investigation into Vic’s exploits. All the signs are there because the rogue cop genre isn’t full of surprises, right? But by the end of the episode a couple of spins sends the show into new territory that continues throughout all 13 episodes. The writing makes it easy for you to guess what is going to happen at certain plot points. But like an investigation that breaks wide open with a single piece of new evidence, The Shield sends you reeling by constantly taking the route of the unthinkable. What makes it even better is that all the twists and changes of pace are logical.

    Even with a large cast, there are no weak characters here. Vic is the centre of the ensemble. His early actions make you want to hate him, but then he goes and does something really good to partially balance it out. In his heart, Vic is a man out for what’s best for his fragile family. However, the extremes that he goes to are certainly questionable. Chilkis brings the balance of intensity and sensitivity required to establish a love-hate relationship between viewers and his character. Another standout is CCH Pounder who plays Detective Claudette Wyms, the wise and steely veteran who observes and leads through nudging. The role was originally written as a male character, but in casting Pounder, we get more variety and there are surprises added to the plot. At Pounder’s request, the dialogue wasn’t changed to something more feminine, further playing off our preconceived notions of what a cop story should be.

    The refreshing lack of predictability and rejection of good and evil being two clearly definable entities make season one of The Shield unforgettable. And it’s a good thing that it’s on DVD too. Otherwise folks like myself who don’t have an infinite number of channels and premium cable access would be missing out in a big way.

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    "One of the best and most honest police dramas ever to reach TV. It's almost documentary-like, with great acting from Chiklis, Pounder and others."
    Click for Full Review
    -- Bob Bloom, JOURNAL AND COURIER (LAFAYETTE, IN)

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    I watched a few episodes but couldn't finish any of them

    That horrible accent and the horrible video work just didn't do it. Maybe I should start from Episode 1

    Watching Heroes now, it's not too bad. Try it.

    24 are for real men, you are a TV poov, you can't get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    -- Bob Bloom, JOURNAL AND COURIER (LAFAYETTE, IN)
    Who the fuck is he ? some kind of fucking authority for bad police series ? shhh, let's be serious here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    I watched a few episodes but couldn't finish any of them
    Liar.
    You watched something else that you confused it with and are now refusing to admit it out of stubbornness.

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