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Metacell posted:
Wu Assassin (Netflix) - cheesy fun in the style of Big Trouble in Little China. Liking it so far.


I just started watching this too. So cheesy, but I'm on episode 6 now. haha
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Just finished season two of The Son.

Mixed feelings about its cancellation. It was a good story, but if the season two ending was where they were going, it's a good thing there's no season three.
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I finished The Umbrella Academy. It's slow paced, but I liked it and will watch the 2nd season.
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vietnam, ken burns

not bad, though it didn't really admit the entire nightmare war was fundamentally a gargantuan american crime
Preacher, season 4 (eMule)
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Disenchanted Part 2. So excellent...Just What I Needed!
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Just finished the 2 seasons of Dark on netflix, what a fiddlesticks of German origin! I watched it with subtitles while they spoke German, I didn't like the English overdubbed version at all. But aside from the fantasy scientific blatherskite about a wormhole black hole nuclear power plant time machine in a suitcase which you have to embrace just to watch it, the interwoven plot of characters is what keeps it exciting, trying to comprehend the time loops and where it might end. Highly recommended.
I remember watching like 10 minutes of this show like a year ago and it had the overdubbed voices and I thought it was stupid and never wanted to watch it. I changed my mind.
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Ashes to Ashes (iPlayer)
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restarted peaky blinders

love season 1 to pieces
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Catching up on the later seasons of Orange is the New Black.
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Binged season 3 of The Good Place last weekend. Man, that's a good show
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Glitch (season 3, well that is to say I started season 3 but couldn't remember what happened in season 2 or season 1 so I started the while thing over again ep 1 s 1.)

Has that happened to anyone else, where you can't recall what happened in the show so you start the whole thing over again?
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Donkey Butter posted:
Has that happened to anyone else, where you can't recall what happened in the show so you start the whole thing over again?


Nah. Usually reading some Wikipedia jogs my memory.
Evil (2019, CBS, Thursdays at 10 pm)

I'm still on the bubble on this. This show has frankly too much of an X-Files vibe to it because the storywriters are already somewhat forcing a relationship between the male and female leads which on a purely physical basis I can understand but MY problem is that I do not know the characters well enough to understand their attraction to each other.

Katja Herbers plays Kristen Bouchard, a clinical psychologist who has worked for the local district attorney's office on various cases doing psychological evaluations on people involved in those cases. At the opening of the first episode Kristen is working on a case where she walks out on "her" DA because she feels that he wants a clear unfavorable evaluation of the murder suspect in his current case when Kristen knows that she hasn't done enough analysis of that suspect. The defense attorney has put up a defense that the suspect doesn't have any clear memories of the murders/rape (in that order) of a family that was nearby to him, and that his client is mentally unstable because he undergoes periods where he is possessed by an anonymous demon. Kristen's walk-out is problematic in that she is a mother with bills to pay and 4 young daughters who appear to range in age between 6 and 9 (my bet is that two of them are twins, a fact which will be involved in a story in the future) with an estranged(?) and absent husband who is a mountain guide currently guiding a group in the Himalayas (maybe his child support payments have been late because of his situation?).

It is that demon-possession angle that brings in David Acosta (played by Mike Colter), an investigator for the Catholic Church who looks into such mystery cases. David has a complex history that is still being revealed in dribs and drabs: he had a (girl?)friend/sister(?) who died some time ago and David may have had or felt some responsibility in her death. He is still on course to becoming a priest, but his current job is to investigate cases mostly to prevent the Church from becoming involved in clear fakes. David sees Kristen walk out so he offers her a job to be his part of his scientific backup along with Ben Shakir (played by Aasif Mandvi) who is the clear skeptic in the group. So far Ben's background story is unclear mostly because the show is just starting, but apparently he is a lapsed Muslim with a sister who visits him and bugs Ben about attending temple on behalf of their father.

To complete the X-Files model, their "Smoking Man" is Leland Townsend (played rather over-the-top by Michael Emerson). Leland is also a clinical psychologist usually working for the defense and so had recently been at odds with Kristen including on their current murder case. Leland also has an unclear past with David because he knows a LOT of personal details about David. As yet Leland hasn't interacted with Ben. I dunno about Leland as a character. He is plainly so disagreeable that I don't understand why anyone would want to work with him, and Leland is NOT in a clear position of power like the Smoking Man had in X-Files such that Leland could command people.

I really like Herbers' Kristen. She is a sympathetic mother in a tough situation who valiantly tries to not spread her stress upon her daughters. In tonight's episode there is a nice scene where Kristen has arrived home after a harrowing day. Parking her car on the street she gets out, stops to look at her front door, then visibly shakes herself to get out all of her stress before getting home. A simple and perhaps obvious scene but nicely done.

But I am still unsure if I will continue to watch. As yet "Evil" does not have the playfulness that X-Files sometimes had. Perhaps after they fill in the background to Mandvi's Ben then I can more definitely set this show on my "must watch" list.
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I've recorded the first 2 episodes of Emergence, but i haven't watch it yet.

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jkahless posted:
I was impressed with that adaptation. It’s very difficult to get haltingly awkward pacing right without falling down the Gervais chasm of cringe.

Though Matt Berry is always a delight of a uncouth woman in whatever he does. I’ve never laughed so hard at one man saying “yes” repeatedly in the exact same tone as in that ToL cold open.

Toast Of London was amazing. The vampire TV show is hilarious because they went all out beyond the movie, and the real star of the movie is Jemaine Clement, so it makes sense to have Berry play his role (if not quite an exact replacement). I like that they have the emotional vampire character played by the guy who played the douchey pharmacist in Better Call Saul who bought himself a yellow Hummer.
New season of Always Sunny. (FXX, eMule) I hope it gets better. First two episodes seem tired and forced.
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Hacking my way through Letterkenny this week. Short seasons help.

Yeah, it's basically just a show about an autistic guy who beats people up. But the dialog/banter/wordplay is inspired.
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dv posted:
Hacking my way through Letterkenny this week. Short seasons help.

Yeah, it's basically just a show about an autistic guy who beats people up. But the dialog/banter/wordplay is inspired.


Okay, yeah, the wordplay is stick fiddling amazing.
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