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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Westworld, imo, is utterly fucking breathtaking. It plays with your mind in a way I've never really seen done before and makes me feel like we're living in a golden age of television. I can't recommend it enough. Then again, our tastes aren't exactly the same so I can't GUARANTEE you'll like it, but I seriously believe it's something really special.
    I've heard nothing but overwhelming praise for Westworld from everyone I've talked to who's seen it. I'm pretty sure I will enjoy it because the premise already intrigues me and there are a ton of actors in it that I enjoy watching. Will wait for the first season to be released on Blu-ray and then let it unfold over a ten week period, syndication-style.

    Carnivale already has my interest piqued after only two episodes, and the praise for it here from Everson and Neo has been high-end. Those dudes have never steered me wrong, so I'm just being patient and letting the saga unfold naturally. That seems to be the point of the show anyway..

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    @NYRexall @elevenism @eversonpoe @Self.Destructive.Pattern

    Another amazing period piece drama series is Cinemax's The Knick starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh. So so so good! Takes place in early 1900s NYC at the Knickerbocker hospital with Owen playing a liquid cocaine addicted surgeon trying to push the boundaries of surgery. U2's Bono's daughter is also in it and quite amazing. Honestly, like Carnivale, everyone is fucking stellar. It went for two seasons. They were thinking about continuing it, but it seems Cinemax decided against it and would rather stick with action shows. I mean it does come to a conclusion with the season 2 finale, but they were looking for a new way to approach future seasons and possibly new characters. As much as I'd love to see more of The Knick, the two seasons are perfect and don't leave you hanging like Carnivale. Very well done and beautifully shot. I highly suggest folks to check it out. It really looked like Cinemax was finally stepping into HBO, Netflix, etc. greatness with this series, but it seems they want to stick with cheaper, mindless action shows according to their statement. When The Knick first premiered, they were also playing it on HBO to get people to come over to Cinemax (since both channels are owned by the same company) but they really should have just released it on HBO. I imagine it would have received an even bigger audience there than on Cinemax. It truly deserves more praise and respect.
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    I had no idea Cinemax was even still a thing..?

    Alas, I've heard all great things about The Knick and plus Bono's daughter is vivacious af, so I will definitely be checking this out. Likely in tandem with the final two seasons of Penny Dreadful, since they canceled that one after only a couple of years as well : /

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYRexall View Post
    I had no idea Cinemax was even still a thing..?

    Alas, I've heard all great things about The Knick and plus Bono's daughter is vivacious af, so I will definitely be checking this out. Likely in tandem with the final two seasons of Penny Dreadful, since they canceled that one after only a couple of years as well : /
    Yeah, Cinemax only recently started getting into series but they've been somewhat lacking. To be honest, I was shocked a show as good as The Knick was on Cinemax. It's just on a whole other level compared to the rest of their line up.

    With Penny Dreadful's "finale" though, they tried to claim that three seasons was the plan. But from what I heard from viewers about the finale and unanswered questions and certain plots elements that were introduced into the new season only to be left unfinished, it definitely seems like they got the axe and tried to pass it off as something planned. I thought the first season of Penny Dreadful was amazing, but it started losing me during the second season. I have yet to watch the third season and almost don't want to because of the bad things I've heard.

    P.S. You will definitely love Bono's daughter in The Knick. It's pretty amazing where her character goes.

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    @neorev doesn't clint mansell do the score for the knick, too? that's how i originally heard about it and have been wanting to check it out. good to know it's top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    @neorev doesn't clint mansell do the score for the knick, too? that's how i originally heard about it and have been wanting to check it out. good to know it's top notch.
    Cliff Martinez does the score (Drive, The Neon Demon, Solaris)

    Great score too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post

    I thought the first season of Penny Dreadful was amazing, but it started losing me during the second season. I have yet to watch the third season and almost don't want to because of the bad things I've heard.
    "You're a fucking downer.."

    Also, I bought the first season of The Knick for dirt cheap. Will start on that one as soon as space frees up in my TV programming schedule..

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    Cliff Martinez does the score (Drive, The Neon Demon, Solaris)

    Great score too!
    damnit! my brain always misfiles the two them (probably because of the shared initials and previous involvement in bands)

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    You wanna talk about a show that you'll be pissed got cancelled on the motherfucker of all cliffhangers. Oh boyyyy....

    edit: re: The Knick

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    Yeah, Cinemax only recently started getting into series but they've been somewhat lacking. To be honest, I was shocked a show as good as The Knick was on Cinemax. It's just on a whole other level compared to the rest of their line up.

    With Penny Dreadful's "finale" though, they tried to claim that three seasons was the plan. But from what I heard from viewers about the finale and unanswered questions and certain plots elements that were introduced into the new season only to be left unfinished, it definitely seems like they got the axe and tried to pass it off as something planned. I thought the first season of Penny Dreadful was amazing, but it started losing me during the second season. I have yet to watch the third season and almost don't want to because of the bad things I've heard.

    P.S. You will definitely love Bono's daughter in The Knick. It's pretty amazing where her character goes.
    Ahhh, I totally forgot about The Knick. I am a big fan of Clive Owens work (So psyched that he will be in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets!) I have both seasons in my backlog of series I have yet to dive into.

    As for Penny Dreadful... don't even get me started. I loved every minute of that show, but the second season dragged a bit too much and could have gotten to the point a bit earlier to make even more room for story development instead of focusing sooo much on Poole. All in all, I still enjoyed it. If you are a fan, you should definitely watch the third season. It has it's moments, but you can obviously tell that there was so much more to explore in the Penny Dreadful universe and I do not believe for a second that the original plan was to make only three seasons. When they said "We cannot imagine this show without Vanessa Ives." Seriously??? You have allll of these compelling characters in the show at your disposal, yet you couldn't muster up even one more season? Ugh, rant over.

    Other shows that left on a cliffhanger that never saw more continuity that I happened to love were "Jericho" and "Revolution".

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    Is this show even available in HD?
    edit: Okay, so it's in HD on Amazon. Shame there's no bluray set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    You wanna talk about a show that you'll be pissed got cancelled on the motherfucker of all cliffhangers. Oh boyyyy....

    edit: re: The Knick
    Seriously?

    I feel foolish blind buying both months back now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    When they said "We cannot imagine this show without Vanessa Ives."
    If this turns out to be a spoiler, I'm going to dick punch you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    Seriously?

    I feel foolish blind buying both months back now.
    If you mean that it came off that I didn't like it, nooooo I may have been unclear. It was incredible, but the second season finale cliffhanger is insane, and knowing that we'll never see any more pisses me off to no end.

    If you mean that you're worried you'll really like it and also feel bummed knowing what happens will never be resolved...join the club lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    If you mean that it came off that I didn't like it, nooooo I may have been unclear. It was incredible, but the second season finale cliffhanger is insane, and knowing that we'll never see any more pisses me off to no end.

    If you mean that you're worried you'll really like it and also feel bummed knowing what happens will never be resolved...join the club lol.
    No, being cancelled!

    yes, that's what I meant haha. Disappointment incoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Beach View Post
    Is this show even available in HD?
    edit: Okay, so it's in HD on Amazon. Shame there's no bluray set.
    We're talking about so many shows, are you asking about where to get Carnivale in HD? I know it's on HBOGo and HBONow in HD. Sadly HBO only released it on DVD. I'd totally rebuy on Blu-ray if it was made available. But I must say, I do love the 6 disc DVD sets. They look almost like books. They have slipcases with a digipack DVD sized boxes that fold out. The art it quite nice. They came out with smaller 4 disc sets that weren't as nice, just thin plastic cases in a holder. I always hate how they kinda skimp out with Blu-ray cases though and put discs in those smaller blue plastic cases instead of cool art cases.

    Outside slipcase for season 1...


    Inside foldout box...


    Outside slipcase of season 2...


    The inside foldout case...


    They fold out so that each panel has a clear disc holder, so it folds out to be 6 panels, one for each disc, with artwork on both sides. I found these pics online, but I could take better ones of my own sets if anyone is interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    We're talking about so many shows, are you asking about where to get Carnivale in HD?
    I was talking about Carnivale, yes. It's been quite a while since I've seen it, so I vaguely remember it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Beach View Post
    I was talking about Carnivale, yes. It's been quite a while since I've seen it, so I vaguely remember it.
    Ah ok, sadly it seems HD is only available in digital stores and on HBOGo and Now.

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