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Old 04-19-18, 08:40 AM
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On the second season streaming Netflix's Peaky Blinders, a post WW1 gangster film set in England. Two of my favorite actors, Tom Hardy (The Drop - movie) and Sam Neill (Reilly, Ace of Spies -TV Series) are featured. Funny thing is my wife likes this violet and gritty crime series, but didn't like The Wire or Breaking Bad which really seem cut from the same excellent dramatic cloth.
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Old 04-20-18, 12:57 PM
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Watching the third season of Ash vs. Evil Dead. Oh goodness. Still love it. Some of the set piece scenes like his wife funeral or the sperm bank are just nuts.
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I enjoyed the Bosch TVseries, including season 4, though the Chinese connection sub plot was muddled (who was doing what for/to whom and why was never clear). The Michael Connelly Harry Bosch/Lincoln Lawyer books are MUCH better.
I need to read those

You're definitely right about the confusion around that subplot. It could be over, too; hard to see why it would come back in another season, unless Bosch's daughter grows up to be a CIA operative or something.

I want to read the Expanse books too, glad that series is back. But it's on syfy so have to watch it a week at a time...
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Old 04-23-18, 08:11 AM
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I watched the first 2 episodes of Westworld Season 1. Good show and cast.

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Old 04-24-18, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
On the second season streaming Netflix's Peaky Blinders, a post WW1 gangster film set in England. Two of my favorite actors, Tom Hardy (The Drop - movie) and Sam Neill (Reilly, Ace of Spies -TV Series) are featured. Funny thing is my wife likes this violet and gritty crime series, but didn't like The Wire or Breaking Bad which really seem cut from the same excellent dramatic cloth.
British accent adds "class."
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Old 04-24-18, 03:08 PM
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that's like comedy... anything said with a british accent is automatically funnier
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Old 04-27-18, 05:27 PM
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"Perception"

Part of me wants to like it but the blatant political correctness is so annoying I want to smash the screen.
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Old 04-30-18, 06:29 AM
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Gave Netflix's Lost in Space reboot a try. Maybe 6.5/10. I find it entertaining, but I also admit that I also like the cheesy movie version with Joey from Friends. I will probably finish the season this week.
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Old 04-30-18, 04:26 PM
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Gave Netflix's Lost in Space reboot a try. Maybe 6.5/10. I find it entertaining, but I also admit that I also like the cheesy movie version with Joey from Friends. I will probably finish the season this week.
Well I appreciate you mentioning that because it tells us a lot. The movie (like the original Star Trek movie) had great potential. Unfortunately it suffered from poor plot and weak characters.

The only reason the series lasted as long as it did, and eventually became a cult classic was due primarily to Dr Smith's (Jonathan Harris) unique character and contribution to the show. Something most fans already know.

I cancelled all my streaming subscriptions, but recently got an email from Hulu trying to woo me back with a free 30 trial.
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Old 05-04-18, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
British accent adds "class."
Anyone watching Hard Sun on Hulu? Between the strong accents and my bad hearing I need the subtitles. I've seen the 1st two episodes, still debating if I want to commit
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Been really enjoying 'Killing Eve' on BBC. Dark, dark, so very dark humor
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Old 05-08-18, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
Anyone watching Hard Sun on Hulu? Between the strong accents and my bad hearing I need the subtitles. I've seen the 1st two episodes, still debating if I want to commit
That's typically a clue to quit while you're ahead. On the other hand, there have been exceptions. Star Trek: Enterprise
for example, was a dismal failure nearly its entire run but did manage to turn around its last season. In retrospect, that was a lot of punishment to endure, for what I got in return.

Full disclosure: I stopped watching halfway through Season 2.
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Old 05-10-18, 03:47 PM
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I had given up on Fear the Walking Dead last season but heard the latest season was pretty good and essentially a reboot of sorts. At three episodes in I have to agree. So far so good.
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Old 05-14-18, 08:02 AM
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Mindhunter: 10/10
The Walking Dead: 4/10 (it was my favorite TV series before, but now it seems that screenwriters do not understand themselves what hey want)
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Old 05-28-18, 05:45 PM
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Mindhunter: 10/10
The Walking Dead: 4/10 (it was my favorite TV series before, but now it seems that screenwriters do not understand themselves what hey want)
They run out of useful story arc formulas and don't know where to go. Thing is, we can tell.
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Old 05-29-18, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
That's typically a clue to quit while you're ahead. On the other hand, there have been exceptions. Star Trek: Enterprise
for example, was a dismal failure nearly its entire run but did manage to turn around its last season. In retrospect, that was a lot of punishment to endure, for what I got in return.

Full disclosure: I stopped watching halfway through Season 2.
I tried to give ST: Enterprise a second chance recently when it was rerun. I watched some of it the first run years ago for Jolene Blalock because... Jolene Blalock. But I rewatched it recently because she was actually pretty good as T'Pol.

And the gawdawful theme song ruined the show. I never could tell whether the producers thought that song was like some sort of ironic homage to corny theme songs, or if they really thought it was a good song. But by the time I finished gagging the show was half over.

But I just could not get through the rest of the series. I kept hoping it would turn out like Deep Space Nine -- so bad it was good. DSN was a perverse pleasure because it was so uneven it became oddly appealing. But that's due in part to a large and well developed ensemble cast, and tackling major issues head-on if sometimes recklessly.
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I tried to give ST: Enterprise a second chance recently when it was rerun. I watched some of it the first run years ago for Jolene Blalock because... Jolene Blalock. But I rewatched it recently because she was actually pretty good as T'Pol.

And the gawdawful theme song ruined the show. I never could tell whether the producers thought that song was like some sort of ironic homage to corny theme songs, or if they really thought it was a good song. But by the time I finished gagging the show was half over.

But I just could not get through the rest of the series. I kept hoping it would turn out like Deep Space Nine -- so bad it was good. DSN was a perverse pleasure because it was so uneven it became oddly appealing. But that's due in part to a large and well developed ensemble cast, and tackling major issues head-on if sometimes recklessly.
As Riley would say, one more time...










I always though that was the best thing about the series -- if only for the lyrics.

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They run out of useful story arc formulas and don't know where to go. Thing is, we can tell.
With Andrew Lincoln and possibly Lauren Cohan both leaving after the next season they ought to have some new stories to explore. However, I suspect the ratings slide to continue though.
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Old 06-01-18, 12:22 AM
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The Tick (current version on Amazon) -- 9/10
Darned near perfect. Patrick Warburton, from the early 2000s version, is on board as a producer and Peter Serafinowicz channels Warburton's deadpan knucklehead comic style very well. It feels very much like a Barry Sonnenfeld show, although he's listed as only one of many producers. But if you enjoy his brand of absurdity and whimsy (Addams Family movies, Pushing Daisies), you'll like The Tick. The supporting cast and new batch of characters are even better than the previous versions. Haven't heard The Tick's battle cry "SPOOOOON!" yet, but I'm only up to episode 6.
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Old 06-01-18, 01:00 AM
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Yeah the superhero spoofs never really did it for me. I was the same way about Saturday morning cartoons. When I watched them with my friends growing up and they'd laugh I'd just stare at them wondering how are we even friends.

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I enjoy the superhero spoofs because taking the whole superhero genre too seriously seems odd. That's why The Tick, Deadpool, Superman getting wacky on Red Kryptonite and similarly irreverent takes on the genre appeal to me.

If we've learned anything from history it's that power tends to corrupt. The notion of any superhero not eventually becoming a jerk is silly. That's why the post 1970s superhero comics became more interesting -- the struggle against not only the cliche of the external evil personified in some arch villain, but against the superhero's own personal demons.
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