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« Reply #19920 on: April 08, 2023, 04:54:46 AM »
Aren't Disney going pretty ruthless with cuts tho? Doesn't sound like much is safe.

A trailer for Andor S2 leaked.
Pretty sure this one is safe.

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« Reply #19921 on: April 08, 2023, 02:09:44 PM »
Fair enough then :playa
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« Reply #19922 on: April 08, 2023, 06:31:51 PM »
Yeah. Party Downís new season was great. Iíve been under the impression this was it, and it felt like it until the ending scenes. Either way, as a comedy revival, maybe the best?

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« Reply #19923 on: April 10, 2023, 04:10:38 AM »
Beef is pretty, pretty good.

Covers a whoooooooole bunch of stuff and gets pretty philosophical, explicitly in a scene where some characters do hallucinogens, but also a lot of implicit stuff about how the world is and how people behave.
As a fellow Gen Xer first generational who grew alongside the internet myself, the "Is the way things are now online somehow our fault?" hit hard.

Also A+ 90s alt rock soundtrack for no real reason? Tori Amos, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Offspring, Bjork and Sugar Ray?  :lol

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« Reply #19924 on: April 11, 2023, 10:42:51 AM »
Watched two episodes of Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies on Paramount. It's fairly enjoyable, although not particularly brilliant as a musical. It also continues the proud Hollywood tradition of casting 20- and 30-something-year-old kids.

I guess there'll be some blowback on social media. One of the musical numbers is something like "What would the world be without boys?" It's not clear, but one of the Pink Ladies may be asexual and another is a tomboy who only joins the girls after she's rejected for membership in the T-Birds.



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« Reply #19925 on: April 11, 2023, 09:47:34 PM »
Two episodes into Beef.  This is really good.  Didn't realize it was A24. 

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« Reply #19926 on: April 15, 2023, 02:06:41 AM »
Beef is great. I love/hate watching characters do stuff that they shouldn't be doing and then watching them suffer the consequences.

Such uncomfortable viewing.
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« Reply #19927 on: April 15, 2023, 09:18:54 AM »
Ya, I have to watch an episode like every two days because I find it so uncomfortable.  Up to episode 5 now and it is great.

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« Reply #19928 on: April 15, 2023, 09:56:50 AM »
Did first three episodes today. Had to take a break.
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« Reply #19929 on: April 16, 2023, 09:30:57 AM »
I had to take a 30 minute intermission after the second to last episode of Beef.

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« Reply #19930 on: April 19, 2023, 07:12:52 PM »
This seasons of mando was so dumb :dead  at least they set up the next season to be better

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« Reply #19931 on: April 21, 2023, 06:04:26 AM »
Second last episode of Mandalorian was decent. On to the last episode now, not expecting much.


Edit: Glad they finished the season on a clean slate. It needed a reset as things had got quite out of hand.

I know they won't do it, but I'd love for them to go to monster/bounty of the week episodes
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« Reply #19932 on: April 23, 2023, 08:07:33 AM »
Anyone watching Ted Lasso S3?

I'm three episodes in and I like where it's going so far.
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« Reply #19933 on: April 23, 2023, 04:47:52 PM »
Yeah it's alright. I find the whole Zava thing annoying tho.
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« Reply #19934 on: April 23, 2023, 07:19:06 PM »
There's been a lot of good shows already this year but Beef has to be up at the top. The last 3 episodes were amazing. Some really dark stuff with genuine laugh out loud moments

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« Reply #19935 on: April 23, 2023, 08:05:45 PM »
Mr. Mercedes season 1 -- pretty good.  Started season 2, this is so fucking dumb. 

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« Reply #19936 on: April 24, 2023, 03:01:03 AM »
Yeah it's alright. I find the whole Zava thing annoying tho.
It's just Zlatan. Probably toned down compared to the real thing.
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« Reply #19937 on: April 24, 2023, 07:13:56 AM »
Yeah it's alright. I find the whole Zava thing annoying tho.
It's just Zlatan. Probably toned down compared to the real thing.

Imo you get the Zlatan cameo, or don't bother at all.

Or do an anlgamtion of football mavericks rather than a lame version of just one :elon
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« Reply #19938 on: April 24, 2023, 02:41:35 PM »
Yeah it's alright. I find the whole Zava thing annoying tho.
It's just Zlatan. Probably toned down compared to the real thing.

Imo you get the Zlatan cameo, or don't bother at all.

Or do an anlgamtion of football mavericks rather than a lame version of just one :elon
Fair point
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« Reply #19939 on: April 26, 2023, 11:56:53 PM »
Bob Odenkirk is in The Bear S2!!


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« Reply #19940 on: April 27, 2023, 01:36:57 AM »
Hopefully this season they finally show the bear

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« Reply #19941 on: April 27, 2023, 09:19:30 AM »
Bob Odenkirk is in The Bear S2!!


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« Reply #19942 on: April 29, 2023, 04:46:36 AM »
The new Dead Ringers series is proper mental. Blood everywhere, crazy elites, creepy maids and Rachel Weisz on top form as an absolute freak

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« Reply #19943 on: May 01, 2023, 12:59:16 AM »
The new Dead Ringers series is proper mental. Blood everywhere, crazy elites, creepy maids and Rachel Weisz on top form as an absolute freak
I'm very excited to watch this.  Hopefully there's a way to see it in Japan.

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« Reply #19944 on: May 01, 2023, 07:54:25 AM »
It might be the best show Amazon has funded.

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« Reply #19945 on: May 01, 2023, 08:38:16 AM »
I mean... I haven't seen it yet, but I do know not enough people have watched Patriot

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« Reply #19946 on: May 01, 2023, 08:51:56 AM »
Yeah Patriot is crazy funny, very sad too.

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« Reply #19947 on: May 06, 2023, 02:12:14 PM »
Watching Love and Death with the non murderous olsen.

I swear this house is straight up the house from wandavision?

wtf?

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« Reply #19948 on: May 07, 2023, 02:00:21 AM »
Caught up on Ted Lasso S3 and I'm really enjoying it. Was a bit worried there would be a slump this season, but it's really good.

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« Reply #19949 on: May 12, 2023, 09:43:12 AM »
I started watching Succession because it seems to be one of those quality tv shows. It seems alright so far but the one thing that stands out is the daughter. Iím not sure if itís some kind of sly commentary on gingers but ewww gross

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« Reply #19950 on: May 12, 2023, 10:36:43 AM »
Caught up on Ted Lasso S3 and I'm really enjoying it. Was a bit worried there would be a slump this season, but it's really good.

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Glad they didn't go down the cartoon villain path with Nate
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Sucks he's gonna absolutely demolished though
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« Reply #19951 on: May 12, 2023, 04:32:26 PM »
Caught up on Ted Lasso S3 and I'm really enjoying it. Was a bit worried there would be a slump this season, but it's really good.

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Glad they didn't go down the cartoon villain path with Nate
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Sucks he's gonna absolutely demolished though
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Dunno man

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I have a sneaking suspicion that is all going to work out for Nate. He's going to get fired by Rupert for sure, but I don't think that's going to bother him because it'll be a choice between being a football manager or being happy. I think he'll pick being happy and that means choosing the girl, his family and being on good terms with Ted.
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« Reply #19952 on: May 12, 2023, 08:32:30 PM »
Caught up on Ted Lasso S3 and I'm really enjoying it. Was a bit worried there would be a slump this season, but it's really good.

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Glad they didn't go down the cartoon villain path with Nate
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Sucks he's gonna absolutely demolished though
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Dunno man

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I have a sneaking suspicion that is all going to work out for Nate. He's going to get fired by Rupert for sure, but I don't think that's going to bother him because it'll be a choice between being a football manager or being happy. I think he'll pick being happy and that means choosing the girl, his family and being on good terms with Ted.
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And then she'll leave him.
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« Reply #19953 on: May 13, 2023, 03:51:06 AM »
Caught up on Ted Lasso S3 and I'm really enjoying it. Was a bit worried there would be a slump this season, but it's really good.

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Glad they didn't go down the cartoon villain path with Nate
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Sucks he's gonna absolutely demolished though
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Dunno man

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I have a sneaking suspicion that is all going to work out for Nate. He's going to get fired by Rupert for sure, but I don't think that's going to bother him because it'll be a choice between being a football manager or being happy. I think he'll pick being happy and that means choosing the girl, his family and being on good terms with Ted.
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And then she'll leave him. [/qoute]

 
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Well, it is Ted Lasso after all.

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« Reply #19954 on: May 13, 2023, 11:10:35 AM »
The first season of Succession was ok, despite the ugly ginger. Hopefully theyíll get rid or find an excuse to make her wear a bag over her head for the rest of the series

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« Reply #19955 on: May 15, 2023, 01:26:52 PM »
Finished From Season 1 (free on Amazon Prime).

It was a good ride, but not necessarily a good show. Some sloppy writing and poor acting, with some predictable plot points.

And half the twists are stolen wholesale from Lost.

That being said, it's been 20 years since Lost so Im happy to watch this odd side-make.
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« Reply #19956 on: May 17, 2023, 05:52:22 AM »
Yeah, I was wondering about From. I don't think it's on Japan's Amazon Prime offerings.

I'm enjoying The Owl House on Disney Plus. It's a better YA offering than most.

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« Reply #19957 on: May 20, 2023, 08:38:59 PM »
Loganís a Hibby. Lol. The Jambos must have spewed into their aprons when they saw that.

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« Reply #19958 on: May 22, 2023, 06:09:07 AM »
define hibby and jambo plz

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« Reply #19959 on: May 22, 2023, 10:18:07 AM »
Hibby. - A Hibs fan. An ordinary, normal person. Jambo - A Hearts fan. Typically a sour faced, NIMBY cunt. Most commonly seen demanding to speak to the manager in Waitrose. Buying Logan Hearts would be the equivalent of buying the Yankees for a Red Sox fan
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« Reply #19960 on: May 22, 2023, 02:48:58 PM »
Hearts can go fuck themselves with the way they've treated Garang Kuol this season. Cunts.
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« Reply #19961 on: May 23, 2023, 06:37:45 AM »
He must have cried when he got sent from Newcastle to Hearts. Getting transferred to them was an obvious career destroyer.

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« Reply #19962 on: May 23, 2023, 04:30:04 PM »
Was meant to be a good thing because it was close to Newcastle, there are already a bunch of Aussies at Hearts and he was promised game time. Turned into shit pretty quickly.

He's a good kid with a very mature outlook though and will learn a lot of lessons from the experience.
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« Reply #19963 on: May 29, 2023, 12:26:17 AM »
Iíve been watching From while recovering from surgery since it leaves Amazon in three days.
I like it, but these shows that donít explain anything and then get cancelled idk the point.

I do like that itís a bit creepy at times. I feel like thereís almost no horror tv shows that are actually unsettling. The gore is pretty legit too.

Itís good. Will watch S2, but hope Iím not wasting my time.

Also wished the show leaned more Silent Hill than Lost/Blumhouse. The OP feels Silent Hill-ish.


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« Reply #19964 on: May 29, 2023, 04:40:25 AM »
So I've got three eps left of From S1 and my one complaint is that the monsters feel kind of non-threatening? Like they move so slow I don't understand how people can't just run from them into a building and be safe.

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« Reply #19965 on: May 29, 2023, 05:53:49 AM »
Succession ending messed me up a little. Not so much the textual aspects. That too. More a form, format, media sense. The context of sensibilities pre steaming service bloat pre COVID concluding. The last of that age I got super absorbed into. Something in my brain switched to content tourist mode and the disposable nature of those connections. Stepping out of the weeds, plenty of media Iíve watched these recent years, the names of characters donít stick. Itís okay. Itís not impeding the entertainment. But somehow Succession, I know Fikret is Kendallís barely seen driver. Think if I started it now, I wouldnít be as invested.

Anyway, being super rich looks awesome.

Gonna check out that Arnold show on Netflix. Apparently itís pretty good.

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« Reply #19966 on: May 30, 2023, 12:44:27 AM »
On S2 of From and this show is so much nonsense that the explanation for it is going to have to be all kinds of dumb I feel.

Basically like "these are characters in a videogame" or "aliens running sim tests" or something really dumb.

But it's entertaining.

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« Reply #19967 on: May 30, 2023, 01:14:48 PM »
On S2 of From and this show is so much nonsense that the explanation for it is going to have to be all kinds of dumb I feel.

Basically like "these are characters in a videogame" or "aliens running sim tests" or something really dumb.

But it's entertaining.

I havent started season 2, but I think its Minecraft

The bad guys spawn at night within a radius of you. Going inside keeps you safe.

Chickens and cows and stuff spawn randomly in grasslands

There are some random generated structures around the world

Based off the older console versions so the map has an end limit
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« Reply #19968 on: June 26, 2023, 12:20:44 AM »
From S2 was pretty bad. If S1 was like a good B+ start, S2 was like a D+ side season of nothing happening and no one talking to each other and everyone acting like idiots. I'm probably gonna skip S3.

S2 felt like "we've written a mystery box show and S1 was good enough to get people hooked, but we only have enough plot for another season or two, and we want to keep this gravy train writing our checks for years now that we have an audience, so let's just do nothing for the plot in S2 and hope we don't lose too many viewers"

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« Reply #19969 on: June 26, 2023, 02:28:34 AM »
From S2 was pretty bad. If S1 was like a good B+ start, S2 was like a D+ side season of nothing happening and no one talking to each other and everyone acting like idiots. I'm probably gonna skip S3.

S2 felt like "we've written a mystery box show and S1 was good enough to get people hooked, but we only have enough plot for another season or two, and we want to keep this gravy train writing our checks for years now that we have an audience, so let's just do nothing for the plot in S2 and hope we don't lose too many viewers"

So without spoiling it was my Minecraft theory correct
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« Reply #19970 on: July 11, 2023, 12:24:25 AM »
I finished Silo on Apple TV Plus and it is a good show. If you like sci-fi, dystopia, etc, you should watch. Without talking about plot, some commentary about the overall show.

Excellent production values, excellent actors, generally good writing and intriguing mystery/hook.

That being said, it isnt perfect, and many of the flaws remind me of Severance, also on Apple.

Both have incredible starts. The first two episodes of Silo are fantastic.

But then you start to notice that it's a 10 episode season, and the last episode is going to end EXACTLY where you think it will end. In both shows, there's a twist/mystery/theory and you know youre going to get part of an answer to it about 30 seconds before the last episode ends. And you know its going to be one of two things.

That means episodes 3-9 have pacing issues in which they're half filler and every episode needs to end with a hook even though maybe narratively the hook would have been better earlier on. And oddly theres no B story to fall back on. We constantly meet new people but focus on the same 4 or 5. If they wanted to pad, it would have been better to get more of a glimpse at life on other floors and such.

Severance is similar. We get extended scenes of the main character doing boring things instead of switching up to someone else.

The thing is, even though its on streaming and there are zero constraints to length, the episodes dont vary much in length so again, it feels like theres some padding. Ie, episode X SHOULD have been 30 minutes and episode Y SHOULD have been 90 minutes but instead theyre both 45ish.

It doesnt kill the show, but it's a little frustrating that there's clearly an Apple TV formula theyre forced to follow.

To add to that, there is zero sex* on either show. Like I cant even remember if there was a kiss.

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Im not saying this is bad. In fact its great to recommend to your mom. Im just pointing out that theres a clear rule coming from above on what it and isnt allowed.


Some plot specific issues I had

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I think they did a bad job with the size of the Silo. We are told it's 10k people and that's their entire universe. And yet characters are CONSTANTLY meeting new people. I get you won't be on a first name basis with everyone, but considering everyone is basically a cousin, it seems like if you dont know a person youd know their parent/kid/partner

Also everyone is always moody. Again, small universe, life isnt actually that bad. Everyone has food, work isnt that hard. And yet every person Julie meets is a complete asshole. Always "wtf do you want" and never "congrats on the job good to meet you". It seems like cheap writing because it is constantly pushing the dystopian theme.

The also screw up the size in the last two episodes. The start of the show makes the size very clear. Its 6+ hours to get from top to bottom. You need to rest. People at the bottom dont really see the people at the top.

And then in the last two episodes Common and the Mayor are basically teleporting back and forth constantly. Julie takes a shortcut to the very bottom and 10 minutes later theyre both there.
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Just some ranting because I could be a better TV writer.

Now hurry up and give me Season 2 you cowards
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« Reply #19971 on: July 29, 2023, 02:21:52 AM »
Platonic - Well made, performed and pretty funny, but the story kinda falls off. It's cute at first, but Seth Rogen's character is actually just a shitty person and the show just kind of excuses it instead of dealing with it. Comes off as pretty unrealistic and unsatisfying imo.

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« Reply #19972 on: August 01, 2023, 08:26:56 PM »
Finished Twisted Metal

It's not a great show, it very much rides the line between good silly dumb fun and bad. I'd give it like a B- overall.

But I also agree it's way better than any live-action adaptation of fucking TWISTED METAL has any right to be and it's weirdly faithful to a bizarre ass (but great!) game series and its storylines. Hats off to them for pulling it off. The show is definitely TWISTED METAL.


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« Reply #19973 on: September 03, 2023, 07:14:38 PM »
Never watched HOMELAND originally, so sitting down with the wife for a couple eps each night.

Clare Danes shines, partly due to realistic reactions as a bipolar person. She wears her heart on her sleeve, seems always ready to be hurt.  Has a good mind and makes intuitive leaps, but canít communicate them to others.

Mandy Patinkin brings surprising subtlety to his role.

If someone had told me Morena Baccarin gets her kit off in the first episode, Iíd have been watching much earlier.

I hear s2 is good, but it falls off in quality until the final season, which isnít horrible. So Iím in for s2.

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« Reply #19974 on: September 05, 2023, 05:04:00 PM »
Never watched HOMELAND originally, so sitting down with the wife for a couple eps each night.

Clare Danes shines, partly due to realistic reactions as a bipolar person. She wears her heart on her sleeve, seems always ready to be hurt.  Has a good mind and makes intuitive leaps, but canít communicate them to others.

Mandy Patinkin brings surprising subtlety to his role.

If someone had told me Morena Baccarin gets her kit off in the first episode, Iíd have been watching much earlier.

I hear s2 is good, but it falls off in quality until the final season, which isnít horrible. So Iím in for s2.

I watch season 1 of homeland all the time and my partner doesn't understand it.


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« Reply #19976 on: September 13, 2023, 07:42:32 PM »
Never watched HOMELAND originally, so sitting down with the wife for a couple eps each night.

Clare Danes shines, partly due to realistic reactions as a bipolar person. She wears her heart on her sleeve, seems always ready to be hurt.  Has a good mind and makes intuitive leaps, but canít communicate them to others.

Mandy Patinkin brings surprising subtlety to his role.

If someone had told me Morena Baccarin gets her kit off in the first episode, Iíd have been watching much earlier.

I hear s2 is good, but it falls off in quality until the final season, which isnít horrible. So Iím in for s2.

I watch season 1 of homeland all the time and my partner doesn't understand it.

Like, whatís not to understand?

Carrie is a savant, but broken. Sheís bipolar, and hides it from work so she is allowed to to her job.

Brody is also broken, hides it from his work so he can carry out his mission.

Unfortunately Iíve started s3 after s2 finished so well, and this is the Alien 3 of the franchise. Trust built and accomplishments made in the previous story are sacrificed carelessly. Theyíre like caricatures of their previous selves.

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« Reply #19977 on: September 15, 2023, 12:36:54 PM »

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« Reply #19978 on: September 16, 2023, 06:44:42 PM »
Telemarketers was so good. I recommend not watching the trailer to avoid spoilers, the fact that they managed to get that type of footage before smartphones is incredible.