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15 Mar 2023 13:24 #338679 by RobertB

jason10mm wrote: Wow, the season finale of TLOU was some video-game ass video gamey shit. As in the moment exciting as it was, looking back it almost totally deflated the entire season.

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15 Mar 2023 14:51 #338681 by Gregarius

RobertB wrote:

jason10mm wrote: Wow, the season finale of TLOU was some video-game ass video gamey shit. As in the moment exciting as it was, looking back it almost totally deflated the entire season.

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15 Mar 2023 14:54 #338682 by Gregarius
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15 Mar 2023 16:01 #338683 by mezike
I’ve only watched the first episode of Mando S3 and I’ve given up already. It has the same tiresome cocktail of equal parts silly, dull and illogical which defines most Star Wars content nowadays. Apologies to those getting a kick out of it, I get the attraction of the fun and spectacle of it all and I don’t mean to muddy your fun, but I’ve just lost the motivation for watching any more of this stuff.
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15 Mar 2023 18:33 #338684 by Sagrilarus
It's the side of Star Wars that we all wished would go away back in the 80s.
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15 Mar 2023 21:33 #338685 by RobertB

Gregarius wrote:

RobertB wrote:

jason10mm wrote: Wow, the season finale of TLOU was some video-game ass video gamey shit. As in the moment exciting as it was, looking back it almost totally deflated the entire season.

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Time limit: I'd say a week.

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15 Mar 2023 21:42 - 15 Mar 2023 21:45 #338686 by n815e
For a long time I stopped watching Star Wars because it’s always been uneven and I didn’t like fantasy “pretending” to be sci-fi. When Rogue One came out, I decided to give it another chance and I just accepted that it’s sometimes light entertainment and sometimes it’s got something to say. I also am more okay with laser fantasy than I used to be.

While I am burned out on cinematic universes, I can pop in and out of Star Wars when I want to and the different shows or movies give me different kinds of stories and perspectives, which I think help keep it more interesting to me than just another superhero story or another Star Trek pre-/se-quel that doesn’t really bring anything new.
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16 Mar 2023 08:54 - 16 Mar 2023 08:55 #338688 by Nodens

trif wrote: I think it's a great romp, though very sweary and brutal (especially for a comic spinoff.)


I just started the second season of Pennyworth, but have to admit to having developed a kind of hate-watching attitude to it.
So much is done right to my tastes: the overacting by good to great actors, the comic book personalities, everyone with a human touch
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, the 'history' of Britains' descent into a fascist utopia, the fact that there is a Zeppelin in about each shot of London and the hints to a world of dark magic beneath it all.
I don't even mind the bursts of violence. The fight scenes and Sykes (Paloma Faith) are a lot fun to watch, but there is just so much torture. It feels like every second or third episode has someone hanging from hooks, having a body part cut off, usually screaming. And this shit is just disgusting, I mean of course a main villain keeps on chewing scenery
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This is far out in porn territory, and if it continues or the rest doesn't keep on being as good, I'll have to let it go.
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18 Mar 2023 13:48 #338701 by Msample
I think the biggest issue with MANDALORIAN is that in between the last season ( and I will begrudingly acknowledge BOOK OF VESPA HIPSTERS and its Mando detour ) that ANDOR came out and reset everyone's expectations as to what a Star Wars series could aspire to. That said I do think this season has not started out strong, other than the increased role for Katee Sackoff/Bo Katan.

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For some reason my spousal unit has been binging NEW AMSTERDAM. This is every bad cliche of medical drama. Everyone cares! Everyone sacrifices for the greater good! Everyone thumbs their noses at medical bureaucracy! In case you are wondering how to feel, someone will play soft piano music at appropriate points.


Is there a GOOD cliche medical drama ? This a TV genre I've never understood the demand for, yet it has persisted for decades.
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24 Mar 2023 12:07 #338758 by jason10mm
Mando S3 has gotten WIIIIEEEEERRRRDDD. That ep about the Imperial doc, WTF? It was fine as an atmospheric bit of narrative, I guess, almost like Andor, but what was the point? I'm guessing it was fodder for the Ahsoka show, and if so, LucasArts REALLY needs to stop shoehorning stuff for one show into the feed of a different show. Book of Fett taking a 2 ep break to have 2 eps of Mando stuck in was bad enough, especially if all you watch is Mando and the S2 to S3 jump made no sense without those 2 eps, but if Ahsoka spring boards off this Imp Doc stuff
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then will it really make any sense in the context of Mando?
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24 Mar 2023 12:30 #338759 by ChristopherMD
Haven't watched any of S3 Mandolorian yet because I didn't really like S2 that much. Like so many other shows I think this will be a one season wonder. But this one will get dragged out for years like the Doctor Who of Star Wars. Just wait until Pedro leaves in S9 and someone else takes up the helmet.

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24 Mar 2023 12:48 #338760 by Shellhead

Msample wrote: Is there a GOOD cliche medical drama ? This a TV genre I've never understood the demand for, yet it has persisted for decades.


I enjoyed House, but mostly for the sarcasm. I once went on a date with a woman from South Korea, and she shared an interesting bit of trivia: the only soap operas in South Korea are all medical dramas, because it is socially unacceptable to air shows there about infidelity.
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24 Mar 2023 12:54 #338761 by Shellhead

Nodens wrote:

trif wrote: I think it's a great romp, though very sweary and brutal (especially for a comic spinoff.)


I just started the second season of Pennyworth, but have to admit to having developed a kind of hate-watching attitude to it.
So much is done right to my tastes: the overacting by good to great actors, the comic book personalities, everyone with a human touch
Warning: Spoiler!
, the 'history' of Britains' descent into a fascist utopia, the fact that there is a Zeppelin in about each shot of London and the hints to a world of dark magic beneath it all.
I don't even mind the bursts of violence. The fight scenes and Sykes (Paloma Faith) are a lot fun to watch, but there is just so much torture. It feels like every second or third episode has someone hanging from hooks, having a body part cut off, usually screaming. And this shit is just disgusting, I mean of course a main villain keeps on chewing scenery
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This is far out in porn territory, and if it continues or the rest doesn't keep on being as good, I'll have to let it go.


I tried Pennyworth on a whim last summer and got utterly hooked on the first season. I watched the first episode of the second season and then decided that I needed to watch all of Gotham first, to see if this alternate history was mentioned at all in Gotham. (It was not.) It took me maybe six months to watch all 4.5 seasons of Gotham and now I am back to Pennyworth. I think Pennyworth is the better show, if only because there is a lot more creativity served up. Gotham felt obligated to introduce every major Batman villain, starting with their origin, as well as show how young Master Bruce evolved into Batman. Pennyworth is only responsible for keeping Pennyworth alive and showing us why he left England and became a butler. So the writers have a lot of freedom and are running with it.

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24 Mar 2023 13:25 #338763 by Gary Sax

jason10mm wrote: if so, LucasArts REALLY needs to stop shoehorning stuff for one show into the feed of a different show.


I hate this about these shows too.

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24 Mar 2023 14:54 #338764 by n815e
Fett wasn’t an especially good show, if it wasn’t for Mando I’m not sure it would have been worth watching.

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