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11 May 2018 13:45 #273150 by Colorcrayons

Sagrilarus wrote:

Michael Barnes wrote: Or stop spending money on that garbage ass Lost In Space debacle...


I'll lean in on this one.

Seriously, there's some shows where someone should fund BLOCKING a remake. This would have been near the top of the list. I watched the first episode and boy, I was rooting for the ice planet to win. Starting with a whole new cast would have been refreshing halfway through.


You're not alone. We watched his with the kids. The female spawnling was remarking how she hoped the girl trapped in ice would just get trapped with only her hand sticking out, so the rest of the family could remember her by high fiving her every morning.

That kid ain't right. But I too wanted them all to die to make it stop. Nobody enjoyed the two episodes we labored through. Don't care if it gets better. Life's too short.

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11 May 2018 13:58 #273152 by Shellhead

Southernman wrote:

BaronDonut wrote:

Shellhead wrote: And yet, by the closing minutes, I was hooked.


I was floored by season 1. I liked the book okay--I think Gaiman's a strong storyteller, but I find his prose pretty uninteresting. The show capitalizes on the storytelling and matches it with Bryan Fuller's visual sense, which is nothing less than astonishing. Every shot is gorgeous and strange. I also think the new material they added for the show really works as well.

I'm a little worried about season 2--with Fuller departing, I wonder if it'll retain its style.


I found the characters dialogue to be one of the most intriguing parts of the show, especially the leprechaun.


The leprechaun looked familiar, so I checked on IMDB. That actor played a key role in season two of The Wire, my all-time favorite tv show.

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11 May 2018 14:34 #273153 by Black Barney
yeah, i really need to see that. This summer i plan to finish watching The Sopranos for the first time and then I think I'll jump right into The Wire
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11 May 2018 16:08 #273158 by the_jake_1973
What is with the Lost in Space hate? I've watched 6(?) episodes and the writing for the siblings seems fairly spot on. It isn't a terribly written show and the characters feel believable. The kids are all wunderkinds of some flavor and that is unbelievable, granted. I wasn't expecting anything amazing going into it, so maybe that is why I don't hate it.

We all knew what was going to happen when the daughter went into the ship and didn't make it out. But that is set piece drama for you.

A gropping drama, no. Fun distraction, sure.
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11 May 2018 16:27 #273161 by ChristopherMD
People like to hate on stuff. That's why I don't talk online about most of the TV shows I'm into.

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11 May 2018 16:43 #273163 by stoic

the_jake_1973 wrote: What is with the Lost in Space hate? I've watched 6(?) episodes and the writing for the siblings seems fairly spot on. It isn't a terribly written show and the characters feel believable. The kids are all wunderkinds of some flavor and that is unbelievable, granted. I wasn't expecting anything amazing going into it, so maybe that is why I don't hate it.

We all knew what was going to happen when the daughter went into the ship and didn't make it out. But that is set piece drama for you.

A gropping drama, no. Fun distraction, sure.


I actually enjoyed watching it. Parker Posey was a good version of villain Dr. Smith. My only gripes are that there wasn't much believable "science" in this science fiction story, and, even as fantasy it was lame too. Moreover, John Robinson, a special forces soldier, was an awful leader who is portrayed as a wimp who would never have agreed to go anywhere in a frontier setting without an easy access to a weapon. In the end, the whole show felt like a second-rate Terra Nova reboot, but, with a robot.

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11 May 2018 22:28 #273179 by Not Sure
This is not the year for a groping drama.

I'm sort of pissy that Brooklyn 99 is "cancelled", which apparently really means "fielding offers from everyone except Fox".
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11 May 2018 23:34 #273180 by Shellhead
Finished season one of American Gods.It's very good. The material was stretched a little too far to the pad out the season, but overall was definitely worth watching. My only serious complaint is the soundtrack was nowhere near as good as the rest of the show. Songs were sometimes annoying and often intrusive. The worst was the episode featuring the story of Essie the indentured servant, where the show went with '50s pop songs for all the 18th century scenes. And of course, some of those '50s songs were annoying and intrusive.

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12 May 2018 12:29 #273190 by Disgustipater

Not Sure wrote: I'm sort of pissy that Brooklyn 99 is "cancelled", which apparently really means "fielding offers from everyone except Fox".


‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Is Picked Up by NBC
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12 May 2018 15:36 #273198 by ChristopherMD
Watched the Andre the Giant docu from HBO. It was really good even if like me you aren't into wrestling. Now I'm going to have to watch Princess Bride later.
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12 May 2018 16:23 #273199 by Gary Sax
Yeah, really want to see that one.

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13 May 2018 17:26 #273238 by Ancient_of_MuMu
Watched the first couple of episodes of Cobra Kai. It is surprisingly good to see how such a seminal event in two teenager's lives affects them later in life. It has been really good to make things much more grey as it was really good teacher vs bad teacher in the original Karate Kid rather than good kid vs bad kid. Very interested to see how this plays out.
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13 May 2018 23:27 #273244 by trif

charlest wrote: The Terror is very good, I've watched the first two episodes.


We finished The Terror last Friday. One of the best horror shows I've seen and a great tv show in its own right. The vise starts ratcheting fairly early on and the last few episodes are unbelievably tense.

Syfy only distribute The Expanse- hopefully the company that makes it can get it on Netflix. I'm really liking season 3 at the moment. Watching the latest episode followed by the latest episode of Legion was a series of gut punches.

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14 May 2018 20:41 #273302 by ChristopherMD
Finished watching the last season of Ash vs Evil Dead. This whole series was a treat to watch. Lots of great stuff this season particularly. Finally nodding to Army of Darkness and the plot with his daughter. I loved the scene in the shed where she was getting all the camera angles and wackiness that Ash usually gets. Pretty cool ending for the series too.

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14 May 2018 22:12 #273309 by Colorcrayons
I'm currently watching True Blood.

On the beginning of season 6 right now.

I don't know if it's always intentional, but there are parts in this show that are so ridiculously stupid, I can't help but cackle with levity. I know they understand and make some self effacing bits in the show as a wink to how dumb it is, but I'm not sure if all funny parts are like that. If it's all intentional, then this is the most genius comedic series since arrested development.

As it stands though, I often hug my blanket in bed, shuddering with tears from laughter as I loudly bemoan how utterly fucking stupid the show is. And I can't stop watching.
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