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#421 Post by chaos » Fri May 17, 2019 9:37 am

I am halfway through Black Mirror. I just realized that I have been (unintentionally) been watching the series backwards. I think I will just keep doing it that way. This is an intense series, and from the little I've read the "pig episode" (the first episode in the series) is not for the squeamish. :scared:

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#422 Post by chaos » Wed May 29, 2019 12:37 pm

Just finished the Broadchurch series. All three seasons are on Netflix (8 episodes each season). Great series; strong writing and acting. Olivia Colman is fabulous. This is the first time I have seen her in anything. (I know she is in the movie The Favorite, but I haven't seen it yet.)

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#423 Post by Pandemonium » Fri May 31, 2019 12:57 pm

Spending a lot more time the past couple weeks watching tv with my wife as she rehabs. Among a few shows/seasons we've plowed through include "What We Do In The Shadows" and "The Hot Zone." Hot Zone was pretty good, although it seemed like every possible rank amateur screw-up in the discovery, research and containment of the new strain of Ebola happens that strains credibility. WWDITS is more miss than hit. I really liked the movie the series is based on but I don't think the premise works as a weekly tv show. Still, there's occasional funny bits, the "Vampire Orgy" episode in particular had some decent moments.

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#424 Post by Juana » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:20 pm

I watched ole Anthony Joshua get knocked the fuck out

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#425 Post by perkana » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:12 am

chaos wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Just finished the Broadchurch series. All three seasons are on Netflix (8 episodes each season). Great series; strong writing and acting. Olivia Colman is fabulous. This is the first time I have seen her in anything. (I know she is in the movie The Favorite, but I haven't seen it yet.)
She will be in "The Crown". I liked her in "Hot Fuzz".

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#426 Post by chaos » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 pm

So I watched season 5 of Black Mirror (3 episodes). It's very disappointing.

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#427 Post by nausearockpig » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:07 pm

chaos wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 pm
So I watched season 5 of Black Mirror (3 episodes). It's very disappointing.
What did you think of Bandersnatch?

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#428 Post by Bandit72 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 am

Just finished Chernobyl. My word, it is AMAZING.

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#429 Post by chaos » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:01 am

nausearockpig wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:07 pm
chaos wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 pm
So I watched season 5 of Black Mirror (3 episodes). It's very disappointing.
What did you think of Bandersnatch?
I haven't seen it. :noclue:

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#430 Post by nausearockpig » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:18 pm

chaos wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:01 am
nausearockpig wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:07 pm
chaos wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 pm
So I watched season 5 of Black Mirror (3 episodes). It's very disappointing.
What did you think of Bandersnatch?
I haven't seen it. :noclue:
We just wasted time on episode one and two of the latest season. Oh. My. Bob. Did the writer forget about the premise of the show, and about the first three seasons????? These new ones lacked punch and interesting twists.

Bsnatch was just sooo average.

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#431 Post by perkana » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm

I wasted like 2 hours and gave up. The idea was interesting but as much as I tried to use all the options, I got tired.

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#432 Post by nausearockpig » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 pm

perkana wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm
I wasted like 2 hours and gave up. The idea was interesting but as much as I tried to use all the options, I got tired.
Don’t worry, you missed nothing other than wasting your time. It was very poor, and a massive decline in what was an excellent show. Boooooooo...

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#433 Post by chaos » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:03 pm

Finished the three-part mini-series The Casual Vacancy (HBO) last night. I enjoyed it. Strong, compelling performance by Abigail Lawrie.

I came upon this series by accident, having neither heard of it nor Lawrie.

Emily Nussbaum's review:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015 ... _brand=tny

HBO’s “The Casual Vacancy” is another British-made literary adaptation about sexual hypocrisy and class snobbery, this one set in a modern English village called Pagford. Based on J. K. Rowling’s first novel for adults, it opens with the sudden death of a progressive councilman, Barry Fairbrother, who advocates for social services, like a methadone clinic. Before Barry has even been buried, his seat becomes the focus of competition among three local candidates: a gormless rich boy, an even more gormless school administrator, and a malevolent bully who is nothing but gorm. The town may be picturesque, with its cobblestones and its ancient abbey, but it’s full of Babbitts and vipers, junkies and yuppies, and, in Rowling’s biting portrait, there’s no way to escape the small-town claustrophobia. Once the town’s teens begin to post their parents’ secrets online, the repercussions are dire, even without the option of beheadings.

Sarah Phelps’s screenplay performs major surgery, not just in plot but in tone: it excises the saddest bits of Rowling’s book, making it about thirty-five per cent less tragic. Phelps also trims characters, turns strangers into family members, and simplifies the plot, which in the book deals with the rather abstruse question of whether to rezone a poor community adjacent to Pagford. In the TV show, a pair of venal richies (Michael Gambon and Julia McKenzie, having a blast) scheme to turn a quietly useful community center into a lucrative destination spa. The result is a warmer story, streaked with satire rather than marinated in it. Perhaps the greatest contribution comes from the performance of someone who barely appears: Rory Kinnear (best known as the Prime Minister in the pig episode of “Black Mirror”), whose Barry is a poignant, meaningful figure, a do-gooder whose loss is real for the town’s most vulnerable residents.

Also excellent is Abigail Lawrie, as Krystal, the Anne Boleyn of Pagford. In her first scene, Lawrie, in short shorts, eyes flashing, struts into a large room full of mocking schoolmates, upending her audience with bravado. To the town elders, Krystal is merely the skank daughter of a junkie. She seduces sons; she sinks property values. But, in the course of three episodes, we begin to see the world through her eyes, and this change, rather than making the story treacly, makes it angrier, earning any agitprop. We’re living in an age of political dramas, many of which celebrate the dream of lifting the scepter, the thrill of a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top. There’s something refreshing about this story’s furious smallness, which treats an addict’s need for food and transportation with the seriousness of some regal jock’s Italian divorce. ♦


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#434 Post by perkana » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:03 pm

I watched this past weekend "When They See Us". Finally a true story that actually ends (sort of) well.
Actors young and old are incredible (my favorite was the actor who plays both young and old versions of one of the characters).

Dunno if I've already wrote this recently, but I really enjoyed "Dead to Me" and "Always be my maybe"

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#435 Post by Six7Six7 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:07 pm

I binged all 13 episodes of Jessica Jones this weekend.

I love Krysten Ritter.

I am bummed the show is over.

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#436 Post by perkana » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:08 pm

nausearockpig wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 pm
perkana wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm
I wasted like 2 hours and gave up. The idea was interesting but as much as I tried to use all the options, I got tired.
Don’t worry, you missed nothing other than wasting your time. It was very poor, and a massive decline in what was an excellent show. Boooooooo...
Haven't watched the new season. I was talking about Bandersnatch. I usually get very bored with these "options" games.

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#437 Post by nausearockpig » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:53 pm

perkana wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:08 pm
nausearockpig wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 pm
perkana wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm
I wasted like 2 hours and gave up. The idea was interesting but as much as I tried to use all the options, I got tired.
Don’t worry, you missed nothing other than wasting your time. It was very poor, and a massive decline in what was an excellent show. Boooooooo...
Haven't watched the new season. I was talking about Bandersnatch. I usually get very bored with these "options" games.
Yeah I get ya. Both BS and the new season are poor.

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#438 Post by perkana » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:01 pm

Ok, maybe I'm getting rather dull with age, but I've seen worse shows. The Andrew Scott episode was ok, the first one, well, I like Black Hawke or whatever his name is from the Avengers :boobs:

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#439 Post by crater » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:49 pm

I just finished watching the documentary Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz on Netflix.



It just might be my new favorite documentary and Ben is now one of my all time favorite people.

It's just a shame that that trash heap Alan Dershowitz has so much screen time during it.

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#440 Post by creep » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:07 pm

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

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