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#441 Post by Juliet » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:38 am

creep wrote:
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random jane's shirt sighting on big little lies tonight. this season is a little slow going so far...

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OOOH good call creep! I watch Big Little Lies and I didn't catch that :wiggle:

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#442 Post by kv » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:55 am

Hell ya a lurker posted :rockon:

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#443 Post by perkana » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:18 pm

I've been watching "Absentia" while I'm still here (I have Amazon Prime Video back home, but for some reason, I can't watch it even if it's an original series :hs: )
My forever crush is in it (very small role, Dr. Vega)

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#444 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:42 am

Bandit72 wrote:
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Just finished Chernobyl. My word, it is AMAZING.
I finally got around to starting this mini-series last night. Couldn't wait until Fall when it comes out on Blu-ray although I'll probably get it as the streaming quality at least on my Roku isn't tops. But yeah, I'm only through the first episode and it's outstanding.

Also about to finish Stranger Things season 3 tonight. I initially thought this new season was as good as the previous 2 but as it winds down, I'm beginning to think the show has seen it's day. A *lot* of thing that either didn't click with me or worse, flat out annoyed me.

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#445 Post by Larry B. » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:44 pm

We’re watching Evangelion (my wife had already seen it, but I hadn’t yet.) About 10 episodes in, I think it’s fantastic.

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#446 Post by Artemis » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:55 pm

I just watched the first episode of Pennyworth and really liked it. The singer, Paloma Faith( love her!) is in this.
Here's the trailer:



Pennyworth review(no spoliers)

https://ca.ign.com/articles/2019/07/18/ ... 1-premiere
Epix's stylish new Batman prequel series isn't worried about how many comic book Easter eggs it can cram into its nearly 75-minute premiere, but instead, focuses on developing its titular hero, Alfred Pennyworth, into a dynamic character who's worth following in his own right. Series creators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, both Gotham alums, center their creative attention on making Bruce Wayne's future butler compelling without emphasizing his attachment to the Caped Crusader.
It all starts with actor Jack Bannon's engaging interpretation of Alfred, who's more akin to James Bond than the kindly grandfather figure we've come to know from the comic books and recent film adaptations. At this stage in his life, Alfred is a young man struggling to make a life for himself after serving in the military. And funnily enough, Alfred's dad is a butler, who ridicules his son for working as a bouncer at a local nightclub instead of getting a real job. At its core, Pennyworth is an intriguing coming-of-age story for Alfred as he endeavors to balance work and personal relationships, all while striving to overcome the guilt he feels for surviving a war so many of his friends didn't come back from.

The only real tie-in to the larger Batman universe (apart from Alfred himself) are some brief encounters with Thomas Wayne (portrayed by Ben Aldridge), which is both a pro and a con. On one hand, the creators don't overuse their "Hey, look, there's Batman's dad" card, but on the other hand, it would have been nice to spend a bit more time with Papa Wayne in the premiere, since it appears that Alfred and Thomas will form some kind of bromance down the road. In the end, we're glad Heller and Cannon erred on the side of less Wayne and more Pennyworth... It is Alfred's show, after all.

Set in an alternate 1960s London not too far removed from our own, Pennyworth has a visually striking look that's similar to Fox's Gotham or even Batman the Animated Series, complete with ominous flying blimps and a smokey industrial center. But unlike Batman's hometown, this version of London boasts some beautiful scenery as well, which is especially apparent when Alfred takes his love interest, Esmé (played by Emma Corrin, who'll next be seen as The Crown's Princess Diana) on a lovely stroll through the park. Corrin's Esmé is far from a typical damsel in distress, continually keeping Alfred on his toes. Even in a show with plenty of machismo posturing and man pain, the ladies also get some time to shine.

One of the unexpected delights of the premiere is Bet Sykes, played by singer-songwriter Paloma Faith. Sykes is the muscle for a mysterious organization known as the Raven Society. And for someone so small, Faith is a formidable figure with a lilting Northern UK accent.

Her boss, Lord Harwood (Jason Flemyng), is a bit more mustache-twirly than Sykes, delivering some eloquent villainous monologues while wearing a bad-ass robe. We're not quite sure who the big bad of the show will be, but if the Raven Society's underlings are any indication, Season 1 of Pennyworth is off to a great start.

Verdict
Epix's Pennyworth is a fantastic new edition to the Batman mythology that doesn't use its connection to the Caped Crusader as a narrative crutch. Creators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon wisely center their story on Alfred's coming-of-age journey, while surrounding him compelling supporting characters like Thomas Wayne and the villainous Bet Sykes. The alternate 1960s London backdrop adds to show's unique look, setting it apart from many of the comic book show we've seen on network TV.

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#447 Post by Artemis » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:31 pm

OMG, the latest episode of Wentworth! Best episode so far this season- can't wait for part 2 next week.
This was an intense episode...I cried and then was shocked! Did Sean shoot Vera?? What a cliffhanger!



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#448 Post by perkana » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:12 pm

Watched this doc yesterday...very interesting. But I really don't think anyone involved feels accountable. I'm glad they helped in the end, but it felt like they did because they were caught.

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#449 Post by Pandemonium » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:24 pm

Just started watching "The Boys" on Amazon Prime last night. For those unfamiliar, the concept is kind of like an even darker take of The Watchmen (movie) that focuses on the corporate aspect of franchising superheroes (think Disney -> Marvel Avengers) and the public's deification of them.

Big fan of writer/creator Garth Ennis who created Preacher (and The Boys) which I think was the greatest comic book series of the late 90’s but that tv show has mostly dropped the ball for a whole laundry list of reasons. The Boys comic series didn’t hit the same highs (especially emotionally) as Preacher but still had much to recommend it.

I caught the first episode last night and was pretty impressed. I'm not quite 100% on board with the casting of Hughie, but Butcher seems spot on and while not quite as outrageously over-the-top with the sex and violence as the comic (or Preacher comic/tv show), this series captures the overall tone of the comics very well.

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#450 Post by SR » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:36 am

perkana wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Watched this doc yesterday...very interesting. But I really don't think anyone involved feels accountable. I'm glad they helped in the end, but it felt like they did because they were caught.
So weird, I watched this yesterday as well. It was fairly scarey...it revealed the most* recent transformative consequenses, that are by now close to obsolete. I couldn't help ut think think that combined with AI, the multiple and unforseen consequenses will be harsh as we march "forward". I thought Brittany Kaiser was authentic and even as a really bright young woman, still bewildered by it all

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#451 Post by nausearockpig » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:07 am

Pandemonium wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Just started watching "The Boys" on Amazon Prime last night. For those unfamiliar, the concept is kind of like an even darker take of The Watchmen (movie) that focuses on the corporate aspect of franchising superheroes (think Disney -> Marvel Avengers) and the public's deification of them.

Big fan of writer/creator Garth Ennis who created Preacher (and The Boys) which I think was the greatest comic book series of the late 90’s but that tv show has mostly dropped the ball for a whole laundry list of reasons. The Boys comic series didn’t hit the same highs (especially emotionally) as Preacher but still had much to recommend it.

I caught the first episode last night and was pretty impressed. I'm not quite 100% on board with the casting of Hughie, but Butcher seems spot on and while not quite as outrageously over-the-top with the sex and violence as the comic (or Preacher comic/tv show), this series captures the overall tone of the comics very well.
I really enjoyed this show.

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#452 Post by creep » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:27 pm

got through Mindhunter S2 in a couple days. I thought it was much better than S1. It focuses mostly on the Atlanta child murders.

I blew it watching it so fast. At least I still have Succession which just started up last week.

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#453 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:43 am

creep wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:27 pm
got through Mindhunter S2 in a couple days. I thought it was much better than S1. It focuses mostly on the Atlanta child murders.

I blew it watching it so fast. At least I still have Succession which just started up last week.
I started on Mindhunter last night. Agree that it's a notch up from the already excellent first season. I''m trying to ration out the few shows I'm currently watching (Mindhunter, The Boys, etc) so they'll last a month or two.

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#454 Post by Artemis » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:23 pm

I finished MInhunter S2 last night. I enjoyed it, but I liked the first season better because it had more interviews. S2 had a couple of storylines that didn't seem to go anywhere. The show was shot beautifully, good direction and writing, superb musical selections. The first episode had a perfect opening song with Roxy Music's "In Every Dream Home a Heartache' and closing with Talking Heads 'The Overload'.

I recently watched Euphoria and really liked it except for the final episode.

Really looking forward to the final season of Power starting on 8/25. i think I'm the only one here who watches this show; I love it! :lol:


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#455 Post by creep » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:40 pm

Artemis wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:23 pm
S2 had a couple of storylines that didn't seem to go anywhere.
i thought the story line about the adopted sons involvement in that murder was unnecessary and boring and his wife was super annoying.

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#456 Post by Artemis » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:35 pm

creep wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Artemis wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:23 pm
S2 had a couple of storylines that didn't seem to go anywhere.
i thought the story line about the adopted sons involvement in that murder was unnecessary and boring and his wife was super annoying.
Yes, exactly what i think too. The other storyline was Dr Wendy Carr and her coming out and love interest. It bugged me also that she was relegated to analysis only. I guess the writers wanted to reveal more of the characters' personal lives which is fine if it actually helps the story.

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#457 Post by perkana » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:41 pm

SR wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:36 am
So weird, I watched this yesterday as well. It was fairly scarey...it revealed the most* recent transformative consequenses, that are by now close to obsolete. I couldn't help ut think think that combined with AI, the multiple and unforseen consequenses will be harsh as we march "forward". I thought Brittany Kaiser was authentic and even as a really bright young woman, still bewildered by it all
Still, she did some really shitty stuff for money.
Anyway, I've binged last weekend Glow's latest season and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one.
Mindhunter was great. I was late getting into Poldark (british soapish show with a very cute guy) but I've been catching up with it.
Haven't watched the latest season of Handmaid's Tale. Has anyone? Do you recommend it?

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#458 Post by Artemis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:52 pm

Been watching 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida'

"Set in a small Orlando-adjacent town in 1992, this dark comedy series stars Kirsten Dunst as Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage water park employee who lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise (FAM)—the cultish, flag-waving, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin in the first place. Determined to make a better life for herself, Krystal dives deep into FAM, until her business begins to affect those closest to her."


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#459 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:55 am

Artemis wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:35 pm
creep wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:40 pm
i thought the story line about the adopted sons involvement in that murder was unnecessary and boring and his wife was super annoying.
Yes, exactly what i think too. The other storyline was Dr Wendy Carr and her coming out and love interest. It bugged me also that she was relegated to analysis only. I guess the writers wanted to reveal more of the characters' personal lives which is fine if it actually helps the story.
There's parts of Season 2 I really liked, and some parts that bugged me or I just couldn't connect with. One thing was having the huge coincidence of Tench's son's involvement with the child's murder which of course reflected on his evolving and more sympathetic views of other cases. The other was Dr Carr's character arc and how the whole lesbian plotline was kind of dropped in for PC reasons and then kind of petered out by the last few episodes. Ford really needed more nuance to his character this season. He needs to be more than a uber-passive Fox Mulder type to sustain interest going forward. A panic attack that was mostly a first episode gimmick didn't do it.

On the other hand, I liked all the loose ends left hanging for the Atlanta case. Holt McCallany as Tench and Cameron Britton (Kemper) are the shows MVPs. Despite my complaint about the son subplot, the slow breakdown of Tench's family in the last few episodes was heartbreaking. The Manson interview was great.

Overall, I really enjoyed this show. The wait for season 3 is gonna be brutal.

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#460 Post by Larry B. » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:12 pm

I saw the last 5 episodes of series 2 of Mindhunter and I quite enjoyed it.

But I’m just here to say that I find Stacey Roca exquisite. She’s Tench’s wife, and her face looked oddly familiar when I first saw her. Then, it clicked: I’d seen her (and drooled at her) in series 2 of The Office (UK.) She’s Martin Freeman’s love interest.

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