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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:33 pm 
 

Love, Death & Robots is another great example of what Netflix blows its money on for no apparent reason, looks great but no other point to it, like a visual equivalent to Triptykon. Only to end up being successful with a horse cartoon and a docudrama about a bizarre weirdo animal collector, probably their two lowest budget productions.

Eradicatedseraphim please post again in a few days, there seems to be an even split between people like me who felt like season 3 was a jarring drop in quality and people who like it as much as the first two, curious to see which side of the split you end up. Really liked the first two seasons with a few minor flaws, like the "this is my design" early on in the show got on my nerves after a few episodes, and towards the end of the second season it sometimes feels like they're stalling, like every episode the conclusion is just around the corner but then it's narrowly averted again and again, hate it when serialised shows do that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:39 am 
 

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Walker Texas Ranger. You pick your favorite episode and I'll pick mine.

Silk Dreams. Best episode by far. Three words: Kung Fu Chemists.



I don't remember that one. I need to watch it again. Sounds good.

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If you like true crime documentaries and you have access to HBO/HBO GO, check out the first episode of "I'll Be Gone in the Dark". Came out this past Sunday, can't recommend it highly enough. It focuses one a true crime bloggers OBSESSION with finding the East Area Rapist and bringing him to justice. You probably know him better as the Golden State Killer.

It's a very compelling story, and they tell it so well.
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I binged the 4 episode miniseries "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich". Really sad man, you can tell he totally destroyed those girls that he fucked with. Not only that, but the series definitely brings to light how royally fucked our criminal justice system can be. The fact that Alexander Acosta had anything to do with the Trump administration, no matter how short of a stint it was, is absolutely disgusting.


Yea, I watched three episodes last night and almost watched he 4th, but had to take a break from all of that shit.

I felt helpless while it showed how his money and power were able to allow him to laugh away these charges and act so aloof for all those years. I can't even imagine how those two Farmer women felt. I think that was their last names. The woman who was a painter and her sister who went to the FBI and never heard back. It's so fucked how many high levels of our "justice system" he was able to shut down. Everyone in the FBI at the time they were investigating and then completely stopped should be instantly removed and charged with something. The power this guy had isn't supposed to be real. All the corruption seems like it has to be a conspiracy theory (the no-prosecution agreement that was somehow worked out for him and anyone else listed). I can only imagine if I was on trail for a crime this serious and I brought up the idea of somehow offering me a "no prosecution" agreement. What the fuck did he offer in return for that bullshit? It shouldn't be allowed to happen. Watching that lawyer, Brad something, futilely ask Epstein questions while he sat in a chair that looked like a throne and was able to dismiss serious allegations while some lawyer in the background yelled indignation at every question and Epstein read the same line of amendments he was instructed to plead was a complete shit show. No one should feel as comfortable as he clearly looked during those hearings. I've never committed a crime like this, but if I had been pulled in to face this kind of questioning I would have been shitting my pants, regardless of how innocent I am. He was so powerful and so secure with the fact that nothing could happen to him that he didn't look nervous at all.
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Jonpo wrote:
If you like true crime documentaries and you have access to HBO/HBO GO, check out the first episode of "I'll Be Gone in the Dark". Came out this past Sunday, can't recommend it highly enough. It focuses one a true crime bloggers OBSESSION with finding the East Area Rapist and bringing him to justice. You probably know him better as the Golden State Killer.

It's a very compelling story, and they tell it so well.


I was thinking of buying the book that this woman wrote, but I don't know how ready I am to relive all the shit this guy did with her.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:57 am 
 

Binged Netflix's Never Have I Ever... on Saturday. Mindy Kaling has a greater comedic mind than her mediocre delivery allows to be shown, more often than not, and this was a blast from start to finish. Ramona Young keeps making a strong case for being a great MVP of comedy, and I want her to get a starring vehicle sooner rather than later.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:05 am 
 

War of the Worlds 2019 - I like how every new remake ups the ante with how fucked humanity is. Aside from the fact that we really don't need a billion War of the Worlds remakes, they're usually pretty enjoyable anyway and this one seems to be too (I'm two episodes in.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:08 am 
 

There were actually two War of the Worlds 2019 TV shows, surprisingly. Which one did you watch? I definitely like the Gabriel Byrne one much more, although it ended on a ridiculous cliffhanger.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:11 am 
 

I was wondering about that actually because I read the remake plays in the 19th century or something and it clearly doesn't, so that's the explanation for that, thanks. And yeah I think I remember it saying Gabriel Byrne in the credits, so that's the one I'm watching.
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I liked the modern one much more. The BBC one is far more lavish and it's mercifully short (like 4-ish episodes) but it's also very boring and tries to draw parallels between pre-war Europe and present day that just feel forced. It's maybe still worth watching to see the wildly divergent take on the same source material produced at the same time in countries in roughly the same part of the world, but I can't recommend the British one without serious reservations.

Only complaint I had about the modern one is the somewhat mixed messages it's sending about African refugees. In the first two episodes it feels like an alt-right cream dream about what dark immigrants are *really* all about, and your doubts about his motivations are never really dispelled.
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I got real stoned with my best friend and watched the new "Distant Lands" Adventure Time spin-off on HBO Max. I was a little nervous about my homie BMO being able to carry a full episode, especially a 45 minute one, but I have to say he just never stopped being charming. I still think maybe the whole thing could have been 30 minutes and trimmed a little fluff. It's just hard to take a show from 11-12 minutes to 45.

It was entertaining overall, and I'm looking forward to an Episode 2. I don't really know what to expect. There's a definite Pendleton Ward void that you can just feel somehow. The show doesn't have the same overall vibe as Adventure Time but it's pretty close. And they didn't try to force any real adult humor just for the sake of "Hey we're on HBO!" which I enjoyed. The most "adult" joke in the whole thing was probably BMO saying that someone "Died as they lived, totally sucking".
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BMO is awesome, and I've no problem saying the film noir episode focused on him from Adventure Time is one of my favorites.
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Hmm I'll have to look that one up, not sure if I saw it. I stalled out somewhere around the middle of Season 3 in my quest to watch every Adventure Time episode. But yeah in general any episode that featured him heavily was a treasure.

It's just a big leap from 11-12 minutes to 45. They handled it well and I'm looking forward to episode 2 very much. I hope that they do a Marceline episode but I really don't know what the plan is.
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Um.
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Um.

Actually looks somewhat enjoyable. It's already 1000x better than Picard.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:13 pm 
 

That looks amazing :) If you're going to make bad Trek, a cartoon ripping on it is the right way forward - The Orville was / is great, but sometimes it was very awkward with real people.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:59 pm 
 

Journey continues to ship Star Trek to people who don't like Star Trek. Cause why in a ten billion dollar franchise would you want to address people who gave you those ten billions...

On a sidenote I just watched SG-1 season 9 and I'm glad my girlfriend didn't leave me for drooling over them putting Claudia Black and Lexa Doig in the same season. But I extend my genuine envy to the male stars of that season.
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Ho-lee shee-at, those Gangs of London fight scenes...
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Toldja! I really can't think of better action scenes on TV. Maybe Daredevil?
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Not necessarily better, but Banshee comes to mind.

I've seen the first three episodes so far and
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the driver/undercover protagonist dude has had a brutal drawn-out fight with some fucked up evil badass at the end in two of them. :lol: Starting to get a bit comical, although this was certainly very cool stuff to behold.
Seems very solid otherwise too, although for some reason I find myself thinking from time to time that I should finish Peaky Blinders instead.
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I've never even heard of Banshee, thanks I'll check it out over the weekend.

Just wait until you get to episode 5. I really don't even have to say "wait till ep 5" because you'll know it when you see it. And it's... really something, even if I don't think it builds up enough tension for a payoff like that.

Peaky Blinders is the better show, but I actually liked the casting of John Shelby for the ultra-posh, detached son of the ultra-chav boss, it's an interesting contrast. It's also nice to see Chief O'Brien again, even if he doesn't stick around for long :lol: . And the show is definitely teetering on superhero escapism, which clashes with the gritty feel of the drama, although it does get less gritty and more over the top as it goes on. That lead actor is a complete unknown to me, I can't even pronounce his name, but he's really good. Also really liked the Kurd lady, although all of the acting is top notch.
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Oh :lol: didn't even realize that's one of the Shelbys.... I guess my subconscious was trying to tell me something.

Banshee is good trashy fun.
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Started Banshee. Yeah, this is exactly what I like, and the fact it stars Homelander makes it all the better. I have no idea why I'd never even heard of this show. I didn't even know Skinimax made TV series that weren't softcore porn--although whether Banshee is porn or not may be a matter of debate.

EDIT: Okay this is the most preposterous serious show I've seen in a while. I can just picture the writer's room at the 25th hour, everyone polishing off the eight ball, still nowhere closer to a pitch when suddenly the new guy springs from his seat and shouts "Guys, I got it! When a small town has had nothing but corrupt sheriffs for decades, it falls to the most unlikely man in the world to take the sheriff's badge and set the town straight: an ex-con straight out of prison." :lol:
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Can anyone recommend any good modern 'light' TV ?

I actually quite enjoyed things like Friend / Big Bang & older stuff like 'Allo 'Allo and Father Ted.

Bit stuck looking at Netflix & so on am bored of getting stung with 'teenage drama triangle' shows :lol:
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Just finished S2 of Hannibal after a brief 2 week vacation to visit my gf in Ohio, and while some of the narrative takes a bit of a suspension of belief I still enjoyed it. First while examining the flaws (there's no way the FBI would've missed all of Hannibal's coincidental relationships), the dialogue, characters, and interactions are all strong. I guess my main issue would be how or why the FBI seem unable to catch Hannibal in relation to all of the death surrounding him (magically being there while 2 guys are shot, his near death at that one wards hands, or him always having some connection to Will). Towards the last 4 episodes I just sort of went with the plot convenience as seeming ignoring of the warning signs of Hannibal, and just went along with the beautiful artistic bent of the dialogue and visions. Some characters strike me as outright useless (Dr. Alana Bloom/Freddy Lounz), but towards the finale I just sort of went along for the ride and just loved the ending. Its not as cohesive plotwise as Season 1 but it gets a bit more psychological and much more creative towards the second/end. I liked it even with the flaws it had, and the interactions between Will and Hannibal really are the strong point. Some stuff seemed irrelevant to me like the arc with Jacks wife, the missing FBI agent, and poor Eddie Izzard could've gotten a bit more mileage! But I think its worth a watch, I'll be starting S3 later today.
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Methuen wrote:
Can anyone recommend any good modern 'light' TV ?

I actually quite enjoyed things like Friend / Big Bang & older stuff like 'Allo 'Allo and Father Ted.

Bit stuck looking at Netflix & so on am bored of getting stung with 'teenage drama triangle' shows :lol:

Not sure if this is what you're after, but I've been watching The Good Place on Netflix with Ted Danson and Kirsten Bell. It's light but has some moments of heaviness/philosophy, which you might enjoy. No laugh track, though.
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Can anyone recommend any good modern 'light' TV ?

I actually quite enjoyed things like Friend / Big Bang & older stuff like 'Allo 'Allo and Father Ted.

Bit stuck looking at Netflix & so on am bored of getting stung with 'teenage drama triangle' shows :lol:

Not sure if this is what you're after, but I've been watching The Good Place on Netflix with Ted Danson and Kirsten Bell. It's light but has some moments of heaviness/philosophy, which you might enjoy. No laugh track, though.


Nice one, thanks ! I'll give it a go - my dirty TV secret is that a quite like the laugh track in a sitcom (but I can live without) :)
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SG-1 "Unending" instantly became my second favourite sci fi series finale after DS9's "What You Leave Behind". Of course it probably helps that I didn't watch it when it aired and have the gift of hindsight to know the main storylines would be tied up in TV movies (that I'll watch next.)
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Can anyone recommend any good modern 'light' TV ?

I actually quite enjoyed things like Friend / Big Bang & older stuff like 'Allo 'Allo and Father Ted.

Bit stuck looking at Netflix & so on am bored of getting stung with 'teenage drama triangle' shows :lol:

Not sure if this is what you're after, but I've been watching The Good Place on Netflix with Ted Danson and Kirsten Bell. It's light but has some moments of heaviness/philosophy, which you might enjoy. No laugh track, though.


Nice one, thanks ! I'll give it a go - my dirty TV secret is that a quite like the laugh track in a sitcom (but I can live without) :)

Ah, okay. I'm not sure of anything with a laugh track outside of things like Seinfeld, Cheers, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, etc.
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Methuen wrote:
Can anyone recommend any good modern 'light' TV ?

I actually quite enjoyed things like Friend / Big Bang & older stuff like 'Allo 'Allo and Father Ted.

Bit stuck looking at Netflix & so on am bored of getting stung with 'teenage drama triangle' shows :lol:

You're UK based, so I'd imagine you've heard of Friday Night Dinner. Definitely worth a shot if you've never seen it. I think a lot of modern British comedies are terrible, but I find this pretty funny.

Episodes is also pretty good, every season should be on Netflix. Brooklyn Nine Nine also makes me laugh a lot, although again that's probably another obvious one.
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So I watched the final season of Dark. I posted on this thread a few pages back about how good this show was, and I still stand by that. I usually tap out after two seasons, so for me to diligently go through all three seasons is very rare. I think I've only done it with two other shows ever. That said- the third season is a lot more of a mind bend than the first two, but still very entertaining. Nevertheless, at the end, I still had a lot of questions.

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I want to like Dark, but I took time off after the first season and was never able to figure out what the hell is going on, even after watching some recaps/explanations.
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Lol that's fine, it has a pretty crazy story line to it. I really started having a hard time understanding some things by the second season, but thank god the third sort of cleared a lot of my questions up.
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Walked in when my roommate was watching the first season of True Detective and I am HOOKED.
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I want to like Dark, but I took time off after the first season and was never able to figure out what the hell is going on, even after watching some recaps/explanations.


I tried to get into it a few times and just wasn't that interested at all.
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Trashy_Rambo wrote:
Walked in when my roommate was watching the first season of True Detective and I am HOOKED.


Welcome to the cult! Enjoy the ride. I still hold that S1 of True Detective is the best non-comedy tv show ever made. Don't get your hopes up about the other seasons, just enjoy 1 for what it is. I'm actually in the middle of re-watching it now and I'd say this is maybe my....11th or 12th time? I can never get enough.

Dark season 1 ruled but I couldn't make the jump to season 2. Took too much time off and couldn't keep all the threads together anymore. No interest in starting over.
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I need to re-watch season 1 of TD, but season 3 was absolutely amazing and had this great story going on, with a lot of layers and complexity to it and an amazing Mahershala Ali performance. Love that one.

Season 2 was trash and I couldn't even finish it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm 
 

So just seasons 1 and 3 of True Detective, then?

I might have to take a gander eventually...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:40 pm 
 

I watched the first few episodes of True Detective season 2 last night. It's immediately obvious that what made season 1 special is gone. I miss the light touch of looming supernatural elements, and the characters are all perfectly archetypal.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:23 am 
 

I got bored in season 3 and stopped watching, but it definitely seemed better than 2. 1 is the king for sure.
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