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« Reply #17580 on: January 30, 2019, 03:25:56 PM »
Gillian Anderson in Sex Education. :whew :whew :whew

just looked this up  :o she'd make such a good mommy dom  :-[
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« Reply #17581 on: January 30, 2019, 03:27:46 PM »
Was enjoying marathoning Luther during my workouts but man it shit the bed so hard near the end of season 3.  Don’t think I’ll even bother finishing. 

Luther is dumb as fuck, but in an entertaining way. What if Idris Elba was Sherlock Holmes? And Batman. And James Bond. And Idris Elba. And Jack Bauer.

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« Reply #17582 on: January 30, 2019, 03:29:21 PM »
Yeah it’s schlock through and through but the plot turn near the end of Season 3 is just terrible.

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« Reply #17583 on: January 30, 2019, 03:40:34 PM »
Sounds like Vidocq more than Sherlock.
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« Reply #17584 on: February 01, 2019, 01:34:24 PM »
Started Schitts Creek on a whim and I'm into it. Punches up and down. Also found a new crush in the motel attendant.

I have a type.

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« Reply #17585 on: February 01, 2019, 02:16:06 PM »
Watched more of True Detective season 3.

This is good stuff. I recommend it if you liked the first season.
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« Reply #17586 on: February 01, 2019, 03:22:43 PM »
anybody see this? is it good?

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« Reply #17587 on: February 04, 2019, 05:29:42 PM »
Russian Doll on Netflix which I guess is supposed to be that high concept sophisticated dark comedy except it's not very funny (way too New York elite first world humor, think Master of None but even more pretentious) and it's not that clever either, it doesn't really a lot with its premise to pace itself or surprise you. You're probably better off with Maniac, which is certainly more lavish, distinctive and touching. But still, it's ok, perfectly watchable and the lead performances are fine, especially if you like Natasha Lyonne.

Also Rocky's stepbrother is in it.
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« Reply #17588 on: February 04, 2019, 08:21:18 PM »
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« Reply #17589 on: February 04, 2019, 09:07:56 PM »
I tried to watch Luther but as soon as I see not Denzel I wish I was watching The Wire instead

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« Reply #17590 on: February 05, 2019, 12:51:36 AM »
True Detective S3 ep5

I feel like pizzaman’s ripping off MGS4 now
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and the killer is gonna turn out to be the partner and the final episode is old men duking it out badly



Man I hope that turns out good.
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« Reply #17591 on: February 08, 2019, 02:41:41 PM »
Those old guys on The Grand Tour look like spaniel fuckers

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« Reply #17592 on: February 08, 2019, 04:56:17 PM »
Schitts Creek is my jam y'all. Eugene Levy is so Damn good in this. And I love the relationship between the siblings.
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« Reply #17593 on: February 08, 2019, 07:48:53 PM »
Watched the first 10 ep of Punisher season 2.

God the writing in these Marvel shows is such cookie cutter shit, and it meanders so fucking much... but i keep watching, so it's doing something right.

3 particular notes:
  • I find it funny how they play up Billy's scars, like he was fucking Joseph Merrick, when it's just a couple of cuts, also lol at that arts&crafts mask.
  • I was hoping he'd pork the therapist from the first scene :doge, so i'm happy with where that went.
  • My "Christian Comicbook Baddie Bingo Card" was almost filled up with the new bad guy (though he's off screen for 60% of the run time), i just needed a "baptism-in-the-river-that-turns-into-a-drowning" scene to win it all (i did guess the self flagellation tho).

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« Reply #17594 on: February 09, 2019, 07:07:02 PM »
Finished Punished s2.
"Thank God Frank didnt actually kill those hookers!".
The mental gymnastics this show goes through are genuinely endearing.
But after watching this, I think Marvel pulling these shows may have actually being a mercy kill.
These jokers have gone on 3 seasons (I'm including daredevil s2) with Castle grunting about the same exact shit non stop.
[Unintelligible]: "Let me do what I do best", follows him stuttering 20 minutes about his wife, as he punches another fat drunk biker to death.
3 seasons and this guy still hasn't gone through one character arc.

Pro tip: if you want to have a show about a psycho vigilante, dont bother bending over backwards to show us he's actually a good boy.
Why would you even try to adapt something like the Punisher, if you are being a coward about it?



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« Reply #17595 on: February 10, 2019, 04:08:18 AM »
you- started this out of boredom more than anything else and got hooked, sufficiently creepy and hope it goes american psycho in s2

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« Reply #17596 on: February 14, 2019, 12:06:24 AM »


so? y/n

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« Reply #17597 on: February 15, 2019, 11:45:29 AM »
NOPE.

ALSO, I love Brooklyn 99 even more now. Rosa and her mom, preceded by all the good banter with CSI. :heartbeat

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« Reply #17598 on: February 17, 2019, 11:39:58 PM »
Started watching Umbrella Academy.

Eh, it could be worse. It could be Marvel.
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« Reply #17599 on: February 17, 2019, 11:59:02 PM »
Binged watched Umbrella Academy over the past day. It's not good. It's not bad. It just... never feels like much happens.

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« Reply #17600 on: February 18, 2019, 01:44:51 AM »
finished Umbrella Academy, the ending is all sorts of bad. liked the show overall though

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« Reply #17601 on: February 18, 2019, 02:14:10 AM »
these aren't ringing endorsements for a show that had a great trailer :(
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« Reply #17602 on: February 18, 2019, 02:46:57 AM »
JUST READ THE FUCKING COMIC AGAIN.

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« Reply #17603 on: February 18, 2019, 07:40:10 AM »
these aren't ringing endorsements for a show that had a great trailer :(
I loved this show until
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Ellen Page's character started to become center stage in the last 2 and a half eps or so, and the ending was super bad in a 90s cliffhanger kinda way
that kind of left me sour after.

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« Reply #17604 on: February 18, 2019, 10:07:53 AM »
these aren't ringing endorsements for a show that had a great trailer :(
I loved this show until
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Ellen Page's character started to become center stage in the last 2 and a half eps or so, and the ending was super bad in a 90s cliffhanger kinda way
that kind of left me sour after.

I stopped watching midway into the first episode. Page has the charisma of a mop.
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« Reply #17605 on: February 18, 2019, 10:15:21 AM »
these aren't ringing endorsements for a show that had a great trailer :(

On the other hand, it is probably the first TV show since Tiny Toons Adventures to include Istanbul (Not Constantinople) on the soundtrack.
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« Reply #17606 on: February 18, 2019, 04:25:01 PM »
Netflix officially cancelled:
- The Punisher
- Jessica Jones (a 3rd and final season is completed and will be released)

Thus ending their Marvel partnership. Disney+ seems to be focused on 'family friendly' entertainment so it is not likely they'll bring these franchises back.
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« Reply #17607 on: February 18, 2019, 05:03:12 PM »
Netflix officially cancelled:
- The Punisher
- Jessica Jones (a 3rd and final season is completed and will be released)

Thus ending their Marvel partnership. Disney+ seems to be focused on 'family friendly' entertainment so it is not likely they'll bring these franchises back.
As i said upthread, will not be missed.
They didn't know what the fuck to do with it, clearly.

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« Reply #17608 on: February 18, 2019, 07:14:03 PM »
Netflix officially cancelled:
- The Punisher
- Jessica Jones (a 3rd and final season is completed and will be released)

Thus ending their Marvel partnership. Disney+ seems to be focused on 'family friendly' entertainment so it is not likely they'll bring these franchises back.
As i said upthread, will not be missed.
They didn't know what the fuck to do with it, clearly.

Disney will bring them back in a different format on their own dedicated streaming service, likely in a family-friendlier format.

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« Reply #17609 on: February 18, 2019, 07:27:16 PM »
Watching more LUCIFER and I'm starting to realize it's CASTLE except with a snooty British dude. This isn't Satan from the comics, but it's still fun.

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« Reply #17610 on: February 18, 2019, 08:04:30 PM »
these aren't ringing endorsements for a show that had a great trailer :(

On the other hand, it is probably the first TV show since Tiny Toons Adventures to include Istanbul (Not Constantinople) on the soundtrack.

The scene where they play it is pretty good, along with a lot of the other musical numbers. Probably doesn't redeem the liberties taken with the source material, I can't say. Producers just liked it better that way.

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« Reply #17611 on: February 19, 2019, 12:43:31 AM »
True Detective S3 - one ep left I guess? Show kinda mediocre now. Not actively terrible but just dragging and not really doing anything interesting with the premise. Characters aren't really growing much. Pretty much gave away a bunch and is just a wait for the final explanations now. Still stand by my guess halfway through that

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Main guy's partner was involved in the cover up and the show ends MGS4 style with old dudes duking it out

Will see next ep.

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« Reply #17612 on: February 19, 2019, 12:46:13 AM »
True Detective S3 - one ep left I guess? Show kinda mediocre now. Not actively terrible but just dragging and not really doing anything interesting with the premise. Characters aren't really growing much. Pretty much gave away a bunch and is just a wait for the final explanations now. Still stand by my guess halfway through that

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Main guy's partner was involved in the cover up and the show ends MGS4 style with old dudes duking it out

Will see next ep.

Pizzaman is a hack fraud
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« Reply #17613 on: February 19, 2019, 12:52:00 AM »
Yeah, for sure. I'm almost definitely out on the series after this season finishes next week. S3 isn't actively insulting like S2 but it takes an interesting mystery setup from the first ep1 and turns it into a ho-hum generic procedural. I can see why Saulnier had creative differences in the direction of the show and left after 2 eps.

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« Reply #17614 on: February 19, 2019, 01:23:10 AM »
Yeah, for sure. I'm almost definitely out on the series after this season finishes next week. S3 isn't actively insulting like S2 but it takes an interesting mystery setup from the first ep1 and turns it into a ho-hum generic procedural. I can see why Saulnier had creative differences in the direction of the show and left after 2 eps.

The main reason I've decided to not watch S3 is due to Saulnier walking away. Pizzamans narcissistic actions in a very collaborative medium is such a turn off. He's actively working against a possible recreation of S1 'cause of pure ego.
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« Reply #17615 on: February 19, 2019, 06:59:31 PM »
Got American Gothic (the 95 series) on dvd on a whim after thinking about the show every now and then for like 20 years after watching the show as a kid. I can't remember anything about it but I've loved Gary Cole ever since so it'll be worth the watch for him alone  8) Three eps in and I love every scene he's in, also this cheesy 90s nostalgia maaaannn

I have to do the same to Earth 2 some day, just for Clancy Brown and the creepy ass terrians that freaked me out as a kid  :lol

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« Reply #17616 on: February 19, 2019, 11:21:38 PM »
S3 of True Detective is pretty bad. Pizzaman still can't write interesting women and the whole thing is gonna end up going even less places than S2.
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« Reply #17617 on: Today at 08:36:45 AM »
I've only seen five episodes of True Detective S3, good to know that I can keep my expectations low for the rest of the season. I never watched S2 since I heard it was ass and the cast was just so uninteresting to me but I thought I'd give the new season a chance. It's already annoying me in some ways but just a few eps left so what the hell.

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« Reply #17618 on: Today at 09:22:51 AM »
True Detective S3 - one ep left I guess? Show kinda mediocre now. Not actively terrible but just dragging and not really doing anything interesting with the premise. Characters aren't really growing much. Pretty much gave away a bunch and is just a wait for the final explanations now. Still stand by my guess halfway through that

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Main guy's partner was involved in the cover up and the show ends MGS4 style with old dudes duking it out

Will see next ep.
TD was always pretty mediocre, in my opinion.
I only watched season 1, which is the most beloved one, and aside from the two big stars "lowering" themselves for television (not even that special now) and a big director behind the whole seaso (also not that special), it was basically a collection of genre clichès and bad cheesy dialogue.
It did have nice cinematography, but again, many shows do nowadays.

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« Reply #17619 on: Today at 01:15:02 PM »
I would not call Fukunaga nothing special. Dude is a great stylish director.

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« Reply #17620 on: Today at 01:32:07 PM »
I would not call Fukunaga nothing special. Dude is a great stylish director.
I meant having a big director at the helm, in itself, isn't something special anymore, because plenty of shows have had that, Fincher, Spielberg or something like The Knick, which was 100% directed by Soderbergh (which i'd argue, is a bigger name than Fukunaga).

It was still prestige television, don't get me wrong, but in that realm, it was quite mediocre (mostly due to the script).