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What We Do In The Shadows (eMule, FX) Fake reality documentary about vampires. The jokes are obvious but with Matt Berry even the obvious works. "Bat!!!"
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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.
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Bubblegum Crisis

I'm watching this for the first time, and I can't believe it took me this long to watch this amazing anime series from the late 80s. Cyberpunk, robot-suits, orbital particle beams, great music.

By the way, the main character is called Priss and she's in a band called The Replicants. Somebody liked Blade Runner a lot.

WARNING: There's gratuitous nudity. I'm not complaining, just saying you may not want to watch it around young kids. There's very little anyway, like maybe 6 seconds in 3 episodes (that's all I've watched).
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I remember watching Bubble-Gum Crisis around 199-something on PBS thinking it was so cutting edge. This was Pre-Adult Swim.
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jkahless posted wrote: I’ve never laughed so hard at one man saying “yes” repeatedly in the exact same tone as in that ToL cold open.


Maybe Clem Fandango couldn't hear him.
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Ribtor posted wrote:
jkahless posted wrote: I’ve never laughed so hard at one man saying “yes” repeatedly in the exact same tone as in that ToL cold open.


Maybe Clem Fandango couldn't hear him.

I know who that is, Clem Fandango.
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Started watching The Boys last weekend. Neat premise, scenery-chewing bad guys. Liking it.
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Another Life

Katee Sackhoff is back in space! :D

Another Life follows the story of an astronaut and a space crew, who are on a mission to investigate the origins of an alien artifact that mysteriously appeared on Earth.


**edit**

I hate to say this

4 episodes in... not good, bad writing, bad directing... *sigh*

:(

damn it, I really wanted to like it

but I'm a stubborn geek, so I'm gonna stick with it and hope that it gets better.

there was a glimmer of hope that it could get good at the end of ep 4, but it could be just me wishful thinking...

uhm... at least the special effects are good... *sigh*
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Kidding

Jim Carrey as Jeff Piccirillo, a television personality who has performed as "Jeff Pickles" on his longtime children's television program Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time on PBS for thirty years. Following the death of one of his sons, he finds great difficulty in adapting to the hardships of life.


Watched the first two episodes. Never mind the name or the star of the show. It's not comedy. I still want to watch some more but I'm still not sure where it's going.

Uhm... comedians are great at playing creepy characters.
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ukimalefu posted wrote: Another Life

Katee Sackhoff is back in space! :D

Another Life follows the story of an astronaut and a space crew, who are on a mission to investigate the origins of an alien artifact that mysteriously appeared on Earth.


**edit**

I hate to say this

4 episodes in... not good, bad writing, bad directing... *sigh*


I agree. I was not able to get through the first episode.
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dv posted wrote: Started watching The Boys last weekend. Neat premise, scenery-chewing bad guys. Liking it.


I have watched all of season 1. I liked it.
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Horatio Hornblower (eMule, A&E, ITV) A series of eight heavily idealised stories about the adventures a young Royal Navy Midshipman during the late 18th century wars with France and Spain. Fun. Stars Ioan Gruffudd.
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Life on Mars (Blu-ray)
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Yori posted wrote: Life on Mars (Blu-ray)


British or american version?

I've only seen the american version. I loved it.
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Original version. The US version was OK, mostly (Harvey Keitel made quite a good Gene Hunt) but I hated the way they ended it. The UK version, and its sequel Ashes to Ashes, is definitely worth a watch.
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Testament (eMule, Channel 4) A 1988 seven part documentary series on the origins of the bible. Presented by John Romer. Highly watchable and recommended.
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Attack on Titan Season 3

Still a very good show.
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Have any of you watched The Boys on Amazon?
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justine posted wrote: Have any of you watched The Boys on Amazon?

Yes.

Violent and gory, but good TV.
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I've watched most of it, I think I have two episodes to go.
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Thanks, guys! That was pretty much the same assessment as the person that recommended it. It might just be my first Amazon show.
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DukeofNuke posted wrote: https://comicpunch.net/the-boys


So, 150 pages in and I think I like the TV show better ... so far.
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The Terror: An anthology series mixing historical drama and folklore. The first season focuses on sailors trying to find the northern passage. The second season is a Japanese ghost story set in the US during the midcentury internment camp roundup.
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The Family (Netflix)

I won't say the documentary is great, but the information is important. There are a lot of real life characters and you don't always get a good feel for who they are and what they're doing there, but overall the gist is about a shadow group of Jesus Freaks (no more apt appellation) who've had ties with Washington since the 1930's and holds the National Prayer Breakfast every year and covertly inveigles their Jesus World Power trip into our national and global politics.

Remember all the anti-gay death penalty stuff in Uganda? That was this group...Kim Davis, who denied gay marriage licenses? Has since worked for them in Romania. It was "Appalachian Trail" Mark Sanford who first outed their group and this documentary was written by a man who joined and lived in their group invited by a friend.

Now most of this just confirms my inkling that Christianity is a sick B/D closet gay fetish club for wealthy power-mongers. Sorry, friends (I know some of you consider yourself Christian), nothing against Jesus per se, but by the fruit of the tree shall you know the good or evil of the seed. Although it's really just Bill O'Reilly's constant calling wolf that I have declared personal tactical War Against Christianity (and Christmas), this stuff just cements why I really hate it and its entire corrosive effect on human history: nonstop-mindgames for one purpose: control.

I know I should be careful, I've already gotten hate-speech warnings for calling all Muslim men pedophiles (it's really not as bad as it sounds in context, "hate-speech satire, obviously", but out of context its damn awful), and honestly I'm deeply ashamed to have absorbed all of society's weird-ass hate and have it flowing through me, especially when the essential message is Love, Peace, Goodwill...and that sort of schizophrenic element is well displayed here, where you actually have people in good-faith discussing all the good work they're doing.

So maybe in the end, I am just some outcast hippie Hindu-Buddhist uncouth individual who's found his own avenue for hating others, while justifying it with all my good-karma generosity practice, but I know I'm not good or holy, and its okay if you hate my religion, I'm sure under the rug, it's just as horrible as the rest...I just don't know yet.

Heart rending stuff.
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Probably a topic better kept to the Senate, but I have no issue with Jesus as a concept. My trouble lies with people who call themselves Christian but ignore everything that Jesus purportedly ever said and did.
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juice posted wrote: Probably a topic better kept to the Senate, but I have no issue with Jesus as a concept. My trouble lies with people who call themselves Christian but ignore everything that Jesus purportedly ever said and did.


Which, as it happens, is a sizeable portion of people who call themselves Christians. :goth:
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Christianity is a sick B/D closet gay fetish club for wealthy power-mongers


Always has been ...

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The funny thing is if I say those same things on FB about Christians (and I do), I don't get hate-speech warnings. Only if I say it about Muslims...who I'm not personally at war with, but consider to have roughly equally evil religions.
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Well I get hate speak if I say something about Christians supporting Trump. The backlash is phenomenal.
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Holy Shamwow! I guess I don't really need the shrooms...would kind of be overkill.
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Metacell posted wrote: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Holy Shamwow! I guess I don't really need the shrooms...would kind of be overkill.

Oh human waste! I forgot about that!

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Cobra Kai seasons 1 and 2 now available for free.

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Let’s see, we watched second season of Dark (awesome) and Stranger things (also cool).
We loved the bodega boys show on showtime.
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The Young Pope (HBO, Canal+, eMule) Jude Law stars as a newly elected Pope, Pius XIII, with a massive chip on his shoulder who shakes things up among scheming Vatican politics. Very odd. There's a second series with Jude Law and John Malkovich.
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second season of mindhunter

not nearly as good as the first season; they're trying to go beyond talking to killers and applying what they've learned in real life, but the results are pretty messy and unsatisfying

interestingly, the guy on whose life the character of ford was based did an interview recently in which he said he's 100% certain the guy blamed for the atlanta murders only committed a few of them, and the real killer was never caught

and the weird side-track about the bro and his kid was kind of boring, as was the look at the shrink's love life

basically they strayed way too far into fiction
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American Gods (Dish On Demand)
First episode is interesting; will follow up.
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Wu Assassin (Netflix) - cheesy fun in the style of Big Trouble in Little China. Liking it so far.
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Just caught up on Preacher. God damn, if you don’t mind comic book style gore, limbs and organs flying everywhere, this is some weird and wonderful ride. Honestly the best fight choreography and staging i can remember, there’s a fight scene in season 4 episode three that is just a masterpiece in keeping an extended fight interesting by giving it a storyline and variety. Plus, the whole abandoned by god thing really strikes a chord for me. It’s Fear and Loathing kinda crazy, but set in a Bush lovin’ Bible Beer Boners and Bullets country.
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