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Shambolic
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PostPosted: 02-05-2019 08:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Castlevania season 2. Epic :up:


This is so damned good.
Looks like anime, but it's anime written by a giant of English comics writing, Warren Ellis, so it suffers from very few, if any of the usual annoying anime tropes.




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PostPosted: 02-05-2019 10:15 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Also, the penultimate episode :drool:




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PostPosted: 02-05-2019 10:58 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Haven't gotten that far yet so no spoilers plz :)




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PostPosted: 02-06-2019 01:03 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm not so down on Nightfliers now I'm a few episodes in, but there's some really stupid shit setting up the story.

Such as the incredibly bigoted and unprofessional security team on a ridiculously expensive colony ship who really shouldn't have gotten past the interview stage.

And said ship's captain knowing there's a massive fucking problem with the ship's computer systems, but allowing the mission to go ahead without trying to fix it first.

But once you make peace with the stupid, it's enjoyable enough, and as I said before, looks absolutely spectacular.




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PostPosted: 02-06-2019 11:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
Mat Linnett wrote:
Yeah, reckon I'll give that a look after I've gotten through Nightfliers... which looks the business, but has some deeply stupid plot points.


I finished Russian Doll last night. I liked most of it, they had one scene of pseudo sciency shit I was like ehh... Aside from that it was very enjoyable.

Watched the first two episodes of Russian Doll. Netflix started playing the trailer and I liked what I saw. Remembered you mentioning it was good so I stuck with it. Pretty good.




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PostPosted: 02-06-2019 01:04 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Scratch that, watched the first five episodes :)




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PostPosted: 02-07-2019 03:12 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lol... yeah it's like that.




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PostPosted: 02-07-2019 03:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's this 20 minute episode format. It's too easy to say "just one more".




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PostPosted: 02-07-2019 09:47 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Finished it last night. Last scene is a bit weird but still sorta makes sense. I read the writers imagined Russian Doll as a 3 season affair, so I wonder if we're actually going to get more seasons and if it stays interesting to be honest.




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PostPosted: 02-08-2019 04:53 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah me too, I liked the ending but there's definitely some room there for more.




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PostPosted: 02-09-2019 02:02 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Watched the first two episodes of Russian Doll. Netflix started playing the trailer and I liked what I saw. Remembered you mentioning it was good so I stuck with it. Pretty good.


Read about Russian Doll here and thought to have a look. Looks like something I'd enjoy watching so thanks, I'll let you know.



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PostPosted: 02-23-2019 02:27 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I haven't viewed Russian Doll as yet but if you get a chance find and watch The Cry. Only 4 episodes, seemingly slow but captivating.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cry_(2018_TV_series)

The final episode tonight promises to be a knock out.



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PostPosted: 02-25-2019 10:36 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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PostPosted: 03-02-2019 09:59 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Re: Currently watching..... Well, on the tube and that term stems from 'cathode ray' for the young here :) I am currently watching on 'free to air' TV the reality show Married at First Sight . It is the Australian version but I am reasonably sure there's a version your way. The show is based on a Danish series of the same name titled Gift Ved Første Blik/.

I say 'reality' but the behaviour and goings on :rolleyes: It has to be scripted you'd think. I am amazed at these plastic people but then some might say I am on old fart. To see for yourself, Google MAFS Australia. Here's a byte or two for you ...

Click if interested

Hey, if you have a similar story, please report here for the followers :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Married_a ... _TV_series)



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PostPosted: 03-15-2019 10:05 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Read about Russian Doll here and thought to have a look. Looks like something I'd enjoy watching so thanks, I'll let you know.


Yes, I would have to say it is worth a view if you get the chance :)

8 x 25 minute episodes make it easy and it is relatively easy to follow.



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PostPosted: 03-18-2019 03:28 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Death Love + Robots = pretty fun watch.




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PostPosted: 03-22-2019 10:35 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Season 5 of Vikings.

I've mentioned the TV show like others here before and still say if you haven't you should :up:

Wiki

Looks like it is heading for a 6th season too.



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PostPosted: 04-03-2019 10:29 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Re: Currently watching.....Cleaning Up (TV series)

A British television drama series in six-parts and not too bad as they go about Sam, a separated mother and office cleaner resorts to insider trading in order to pay her gambling debts.

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Sam Cook is a cleaner at Kramer Lowe, a financial company in Canary Wharf. Struggling to get by on her zero-hour contract with contractor Xenco Clean, she is drowning in debt, addicted to gambling, and faces her ex-husband trying to get full-time custody of their two daughters. After overhearing a stockbroker who is being blackmailed into insider trading, she plunges herself into a shady world of finance.



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PostPosted: 04-04-2019 01:10 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


American Gods

I've just started this; 2 episodes in but what a program so far. Its utterly odd and very pretty. I cant wait to watch more.




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PostPosted: 04-04-2019 02:01 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Finished season 2 of The OA earlier this week, and it holds together much better than the first season, which was oddly compelling up until the very last interpretive dance scene.
It's refreshing seeing someone explore the sci-fi ideas that The OA does, but with less of a focus on there being a technological component to everything, and more of a focus on the metaphysical.
And for a series where the very name means "The Original Angel", it's surprisingly secular. There's a lot of spirituality, but little to no religion.
There is a massive continuity problem involving the French woman, but otherwise it's a good watch. And the last scene is a real mindfuck, and an excellent breach of the fourth wall.
Also, the episode "Syzygy" was fab.

Still watching Star Trek Discovery, which is overall not bad, but is prone to oscillating wildly in the quality of its writing.

And thankfully, season 3 of Santa Clarita Diet dropped this week, and it's as funny as ever. Every episode so far has generated at least one genuine laugh from me, and it's wonderfully profane.




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PostPosted: 04-04-2019 05:53 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Didn't know there was a season 2 of The OA.
Then again I disliked the.whole Season 1 so it might not be for me.




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Don't get me wrong, there's still something slightly masturbatory about it; every episode is written by the actress in the main role (Brit Marling) and directed by the same guy (Zal Batmanglij).
But it's beautifully shot.




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Don Carlos wrote:
American Gods

I've just started this; 2 episodes in but what a program so far. Its utterly odd and very pretty. I cant wait to watch more.


Have you watched Legion, Donny?
I can highly recommend that.




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PostPosted: 04-12-2019 02:18 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The Twilight Zone

The original TV Series (1959–1964) and yes, these episodes are in black & white and narrow screen.

I managed to get my hands on all and just started last night and finished the first 4.

Interesting to see the actors and before they were big names, Martin Landau for one. Earl Holliman for another. Both in later sci-fi, Space 1999 and Forbidden Planet.

Great to see the classics again and I look forward to more of this and the later series :up:

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PostPosted: 04-13-2019 02:35 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Mat Linnett wrote:
Don Carlos wrote:
American Gods

I've just started this; 2 episodes in but what a program so far. Its utterly odd and very pretty. I cant wait to watch more.


Have you watched Legion, Donny?
I can highly recommend that.


I've not. Added to the list :up:




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PostPosted: 04-13-2019 04:58 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


After Life with Ricky Gervais. It's not quite a comedy but has funny moments. Took me a while to get into but slowly but surely it grew on me. It is only 6 episodes though so in absolute time, it didn't take that long though.




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PostPosted: 04-13-2019 02:40 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
After Life with Ricky Gervais. It's not quite a comedy but has funny moments. Took me a while to get into but slowly but surely it grew on me. It is only 6 episodes though so in absolute time, it didn't take that long though.


I heard about this the other day and the critic wrote it up as quite dark humour. Thanks for the prompt here and I've added to my list. The TV ratings (guess you have them where you're at) are off at the moment and there's little to get excited about on the telly.

EDIT: Episode 1 down & dusted and it's not too bad at all :up:



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PostPosted: 04-14-2019 06:02 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I like how he keeps getting into totally pointless arguments with the postman.




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PostPosted: 04-14-2019 02:14 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


More and more Atmos movies and shows coming out... Domination!...




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PostPosted: 04-15-2019 09:16 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
After Life with Ricky Gervais. It's not quite a comedy but has funny moments. Took me a while to get into but slowly but surely it grew on me. It is only 6 episodes though so in absolute time, it didn't take that long though.


Really good :up: and it is only episode 2



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More and more Atmos movies and shows coming out... Domination!...


lol :dork:




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