I'm in a show hole, need suggestions

CuseTroop

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My recent watching (no spoilers):

Killing Eve. So glad i decided to give this a chance. I wasn't enthused about watching Sandra Oh, and something about the previews made it look like a "USA network" piece of crap. But, it's good. A lot of fun. Jodie Comer is awesome. If you haven't seen it, watch two episodes, and then google an interview with her. She's kinda legit intimidating in the show.

Narcos. I loved the first two seasons. Haven't really been into the whole Mexico thing. Still watching, but slowly, and without a lot of interest.

Waco. Watched all 6 episodes last Saturday. Not great, but pretty good.

Better Call Saul. I'm still surprised at the lovefest for this. I loved Breaking Bad, but BCS just seems like a slow, protracted 'spin-off' and contrived retrospection. It's not bad. It's just not great. And the best stuff doesn't even involve Saul himself. The other characters are more compelling.

The Crown. I loved Season 2. Claire Foy and Vanessa Kirby really moved that season along. This season, the highlight has been Prince Charles, by Josh O'Connor. That guy should be the star of the next set of Star Wars flicks or something.

Has no one—still—seen People Just Do Nothing? British mockumentary about a pirate radio station and a collection of idiot DJs. Fun stuff.

Devs. I probably stuck with it because i'm intrigued by Sonoya Mizuno. Loved her in Ex Machina, and Maniac. Three hugely different roles. Anyway, it's decent. I may have to watch the final episode again, as it's not the kind of thing you can view casually.

Tales from the Loop and Dispatches from the Edge. I tried both. I think i finished the first episodes of each, but these types of shows—'mindbenders?'—i just can't get into. I need to care more. About someone or something, and these things, i dunno—too much about 'trickery' that may not really be clever enough to be interesting.

Good Girls. Started it once, and didn't get more than five minutes into it. Just didn't like looking at those women. I won't go further than that. But, i tried again last month, and pretty much binged it up until the current episode. It's decent fun. I got a charge when i couldn't figure out why Mae Whitman looked so familiar, and found out she was the plain Jane, personality void Ann Veal from Arrested Development.

Succession. Happy for the free HBO, as i had seen the first season and was missing the second. I really, really liked this. Somehow, on this show and on Billions, there are no real likable people. But, once you get past that, the writing is good, and it's just brutal fun. Billions sorta got cartoonish and annoying after a while. Maybe Succession will, too, but Season 2 was fantastic.

Ozark. Good stuff. I think Ruth's f-bombs, though, are way too much now. It's like she's jumped the shark, and she's also the shark. Still, i like her. But, come on. It's like she's going for the record. It's stupid.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Awesome. I've watched every race since 1996, but even as a massive fan, i still really only pay attention to the race at the front. I have cared about 'my' drivers, and their main competition, and very little for the rest of the field. But, this show brings all those mid-field and backmarker stories to the fore. When the season begins (if it begins) in 2020, i think the races will be significantly more interesting. If you don't watch F1, try this show. It might make a fan of you. It's an amazing sport with a rich history. The cars are incredible—the design, the technology. The international locales... I mean, contrasting it with NASCAR is kind of a joke. It's just a far more intelligent sport.

Peaky Blinders. Another series that it took me a while to get into, but it's very good. For some reason, though, i got interrupted and haven't gone back to it yet. But, it's beautifully-made. I think i may have just exhausted my interest in the storyline/s.

ZZ Top. Not the best music documentary i'd ever seen, but it's interesting if you're a guitar player or rock/blues fan and want to know more about them than we saw with those 80s video hits.

Don't F**k With Cats. A mindblowing resolution. I'm surprised i didn't know about this when it was actually happening.

Marriage Story. Good drama. Not too devastatingly sad to watch a second time, actually.

Criminal UK. I wish it were more than three episodes.

Maniac. Sonoya Mizuno! This is only sorta 'mindbending.' Still has feet on the ground, though. Good performance(s) by Emma Stone. Cool aesthetic by the director, Cary Joji Fukunaga who did True Detective Season 1, and parts of(?) Atlanta.

Atypical and The Kominsky Method are entertaining.
Always been an oval racing guy, having raced a bit myself. Was never into any sort of road racing, but always had respect for what those guys did. Couldn't believe how "into" Drive to Survive I got. Binged season 1 in like three evenings, same thing with season 2.

Made me start to play around with open wheel road racing on iracing. Maybe a little sports car action too.
Was in a race with Felipe Nasr the other day, 65 laps at Indy
 

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Always been an oval racing guy, having raced a bit myself. Was never into any sort of road racing, but always had respect for what those guys did. Couldn't believe how "into" Drive to Survive I got. Binged season 1 in like three evenings, same thing with season 2.

Made me start to play around with open wheel road racing on iracing. Maybe a little sports car action too.
Was in a race with Felipe Nasr the other day, 65 laps at Indy
Holy crap. I envy you—having actually raced. Awesome.

I used to like the oval stuff when i was a kid. Mario Andretti's black car was the thing for me.

And then in the early 90s, i loved CART as much as F1. But, then 'my guy' Greg Moore died as i was watching, and that really was traumatic for me, even just as a spectator. Then CART sorta went belly-up or something and i lost interest. Zanardi cut himself in half, and then i don't know what. I just put all my eggs into the F1 thing.

Yeah, i've been watching the virtual Formula 1 races, too. I'm shocked at how the 'video game' races with a bunch of real F1 drivers is actually interesting and almost as exciting as real races. I used to joke about how stupid it is to watch other people play video games, but with these races, the graphics are really good, and the personalities involved make it somewhat more significant. Kind of amazing how Leclerc is running away with all the races, though. Someone suggested it's because he's using hydraulic pedal assembly, but i would have thought most of those other experienced iracing guys would be, as well. I hope other pro drivers join in, although if i were Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel, you could only lose a bit of your 'glitter' if you don't win.
 

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Holy crap. I envy you—having actually raced. Awesome.

I used to like the oval stuff when i was a kid. Mario Andretti's black car was the thing for me.

And then in the early 90s, i loved CART as much as F1. But, then 'my guy' Greg Moore died as i was watching, and that really was traumatic for me, even just as a spectator. Then CART sorta went belly-up or something and i lost interest. Zanardi cut himself in half, and then i don't know what. I just put all my eggs into the F1 thing.

Yeah, i've been watching the virtual Formula 1 races, too. I'm shocked at how the 'video game' races with a bunch of real F1 drivers is actually interesting and almost as exciting as real races. I used to joke about how stupid it is to watch other people play video games, but with these races, the graphics are really good, and the personalities involved make it somewhat more significant. Kind of amazing how Leclerc is running away with all the races, though. Someone suggested it's because he's using hydraulic pedal assembly, but i would have thought most of those other experienced iracing guys would be, as well. I hope other pro drivers join in, although if i were Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel, you could only lose a bit of your 'glitter' if you don't win.
Was real lucky that both my parents came from racing families. I ran 250cc micro sprints and 4cly mustangs from age 12-17, then found out about girls, parties and causing trouble. I'd like to get back into it if I ever move back to the lower 48.

People get pretty upset when folks call Iracing a video game lol. They refer to it as a "Racing Simulator"
It's different than any video game you've ever played. I have a fairly basic set up, but it's freaking wild. If I'm going into a corner and I start to lose traction even a little bit, I feel it in my wheel. Forced feedback they call it. The big money guys are running direct drive steering (starts out at like $1,400.) My forced feedback setup was $300. Besides upgrading the pedals, I should be fine with it for a while. I got into iracing just to give me something to do during the long winters, and maybe scratch an old racing itch. Sure scratched it alright. lol
 

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Was real lucky that both my parents came from racing families. I ran 250cc micro sprints and 4cly mustangs from age 12-17, then found out about girls, parties and causing trouble. I'd like to get back into it if I ever move back to the lower 48.

People get pretty upset when folks call Iracing a video game lol. They refer to it as a "Racing Simulator"
It's different than any video game you've ever played. I have a fairly basic set up, but it's freaking wild. If I'm going into a corner and I start to lose traction even a little bit, I feel it in my wheel. Forced feedback they call it. The big money guys are running direct drive steering (starts out at like $1,400.) My forced feedback setup was $300. Besides upgrading the pedals, I should be fine with it for a while. I got into iracing just to give me something to do during the long winters, and maybe scratch an old racing itch. Sure scratched it alright. lol
I once had a cheap wheel and pedal setup for PS3, for the Formula 1 and Gran Turismo games. Since watching that first F1 sim a few weeks ago with the real F1 drivers, i've been thinking about getting another setup, but with much higher-end pieces. I did a bunch of research on the different types of force feedback, and all the wheels and pedals—it's quite involved. Interesting stuff, the 3 monitor setup versus the Oculus VR device. I'm sure i'll do this at some point, but right now with all my biz canceled by the virus, i'm stuck just watching.
 

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I once had a cheap wheel and pedal setup for PS3, for the Formula 1 and Gran Turismo games. Since watching that first F1 sim a few weeks ago with the real F1 drivers, i've been thinking about getting another setup, but with much higher-end pieces. I did a bunch of research on the different types of force feedback, and all the wheels and pedals—it's quite involved. Interesting stuff, the 3 monitor setup versus the Oculus VR device. I'm sure i'll do this at some point, but right now with all my biz canceled by the virus, i'm stuck just watching.
I went with the Thrustmaster TMX pro, was able to grab it right at Gamestop. Have had it for almost two years. It's been fantastic as a starter set up, and even as I've progressed I'm still happy with it. Unless it stops working, I'll probably just upgrade the pedals, (want to go inverted) and stick with what I have. I'll get that direct drive someday, but it can wait a while. Pretty sure triple screens is my next move, but prolly not until winter. My iracing time decreases a ton in the summer months. Until the triples happen, I'll stick with my 32in monitor, and looking into "trackIR". (just learned about that, it's basically a poor man's VR).

I'd say, unless money isn't an option, start out small- Make sure it's something you really enjoy and want to invest in. The game itself is a little spendy too. $13/month I think, then you need to purchase vehicles and tracks overtime (comes with a few). I spent the first year and a half with my wheel hooked to my work laptop lol. Finally pulled the trigger on a gaming desktop in early March. Getting ready to start a cockpit build here soon.
We can prolly take this to PMs, so we don't derail the thread lol. Happy to answer any questions, give any advice, and would love to see ya on the track!!
 

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Finished first season of GoT and it’s entertaining. Very graphic on both fronts. Hard to follow characters names still. And by god do I want to see all the Lannister’s dead.

Gotta wait to get the second season, will look at Netflix and D+ and see what else is out. I don’t think I’m gonna go to season 2 of The Rain, might try outer banks as someone said it’s a new age Goonies. Still have to watch Dracula on Netflix as well.
 

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Finished first season of GoT and it’s entertaining. Very graphic on both fronts. Hard to follow characters names still. And by god do I want to see all the Lannister’s dead.

Gotta wait to get the second season, will look at Netflix and D+ and see what else is out. I don’t think I’m gonna go to season 2 of The Rain, might try outer banks as someone said it’s a new age Goonies. Still have to watch Dracula on Netflix as well.
We're 4 episodes in to Outer Banks. We like it, it's fun. Also feels like a lot happens pretty quickly. I like slow burn tv, but this one cooks.
 

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We're 4 episodes in to Outer Banks. We like it, it's fun. Also feels like a lot happens pretty quickly. I like slow burn tv, but this one cooks.
I went ahead and started Dracula, only 3 episodes but hour and a half each.
About 30 minutes in and OMG this is creepy and dishing out some extreme anxiety.

Definitely a watch for those into vampires and monster flicks.
But this isn’t your twilight.

Will definitely watch outer banks when finish this.
 

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Finished first season of GoT and it’s entertaining. Very graphic on both fronts. Hard to follow characters names still. And by god do I want to see all the Lannister’s dead.

Gotta wait to get the second season, will look at Netflix and D+ and see what else is out. I don’t think I’m gonna go to season 2 of The Rain, might try outer banks as someone said it’s a new age Goonies. Still have to watch Dracula on Netflix as well.
GoT would be near the top of my all time list.
 

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If you're not hooked by the end of season 1, episode 3 of Killing Eve, then check your pulse.

Jodie Comer kills it in this role. KILLS it. (and of course, kills people).
 

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We're 4 episodes in to Outer Banks. We like it, it's fun. Also feels like a lot happens pretty quickly. I like slow burn tv, but this one cooks.

So I watch the first I think 5 episodes of outer banks and it’s like into the blue, Goonies, Outsiders, and a tad bit of I know what you did last summer.

I like it. Interested to see where they go at the end of the season and what happens and what they could pull off for a cliffhanger for a season 2.
 

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Super highly recommend Dracula on Netflix, 3 episodes but hour and a half so total 4 and a half hours, but it’s very well done.
Claes Bang was fantastic as Dracula.
 

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I’m watching “The Last O.G.” now. Can’t handle anymore dark shows at the moment, with life being so dark. Needed something lighter.
We never watched New Girl when it was airing, but have started getting into it and really like the humor in it.
 

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I’m watching “The Last O.G.” now. Can’t handle anymore dark shows at the moment, with life being so dark. Needed something lighter.
I would say this is my favorite TV discovery in the last year. Which is surprising. Simultaneously hilarious, well-acted, and touching.
 

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I would say this is my favorite TV discovery in the last year. Which is surprising. Simultaneously hilarious, well-acted, and touching.
JB Smoove dating Tracy’s mom and talking down to Tracy when in real life they’re basically the same age is cracking me up way more than it should.
 

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Not sure if it’s been mentioned, AMC’s Turn: Washington Spies.
I just got Netflix and am now re-watching it. Only 4 seasons, 40 episodes. Love it. Interesting, informative, and fairly bloody. Based on true story. Very well done.
 

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Anyone watch Into The Night on Netflix?
Any good?

Still stuck on like episode 5 of lost in space should I continue it? Convince me...go.
 

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Having just binge-watched Breaking Bad, my wife and I have decided to watch, no not Better Call Saul, but one of the first series to utilize story arcs--Wiseguy. On Amazon Prime, and featuring Jonathan Banks, who played Mike on BB. We think he's Da Bomb.
 

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Working on The Plot Against America right now. It's good but miserable considering how things are these days.
 

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