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obvs posted:
Sense8 season 2.

I love this show.

I'm bummed that they cancelled it.
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StaticAge posted:
We just started 13 Reasons Why. Its 2-3 episodes in but it seems almost ridiculous and unmoving. Does it pick up?

Like its irritating me this gimmick with the tapes playing out this fantasy of "how will everyone miss me when I'm gone, I'll show them". My wife is totally bored by it and doesnt care to see it anymore unless she knows it has something epic in the offing to redeem the ho-hum stuff going on now. I'm willing to see it play out regardless, but its not as good as I'd hoped so far.


i think the main hook of that show is the open discussion of suicide, which is still rare

anyway i don't think you and your lady are the intended audience ...
By all means, please, talk about suicide! But, the "revenge" of someone killing herself and the fantasy of being able to say "you did this to me" kind of ruins the gravity of it. To me, it feels like an anti-bullying message that's using suicide as a quick way of upping the drama and it's kind of cheesy.
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Ultimate passive-agressive move.
Re-watching Nathan Barley. Uneven but Richard Ayoade steals the scenes he's in. It's a six episode satirical Brit-Com about modern idiocy, yeah?
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I've been waiting for You, Me and the Apocalypse to come back but the second season was canceled on a cliffhanger of sorts. Dammit.
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i'm still loving better call saul

that courtroom episode a couple weeks back was just so amazing
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like to watch it but need a catchup plan.
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like to watch it but need a catchup plan.


First you'll need some tomatoes...
DEyncourt posted:
I'm liking American Gods (2017 on Starz in the US, Amazon Prime Video elsewhere).

According a recent tweet by Neil Gaiman the series will go on to more than one season, estimating that the book "should take about five" AND with the possibility that--because the novel ended open-endedly--the TV series may go beyond it.

Here's an infographic on where American Gods is available:

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I do admit it has been a long time since I've read the book so I WILL have to re-read it before season 1 ends.

I didn't get to re-read the novel before season 1 ended.

Gaiman later tweeted that while he thinks his estimates still apply, right now the makers of the TV series only have a guarantee for a season 2.

Notable attractions:
Gillian Anderson appearing in different guises as the NEW goddess Media:
    a rather raunchy (in manner) Lucille Ball a la "I Love Lucy" propositioning Shadow Moon via TVs
    David Bowie a la "Aladdin Sane"
    Marilyn Monroe a la "Seven Year Itch"
    Judy Garland a la "Easter Parade"
Kristin Chenoweth as Easter/Ostara in the season 1 finale.

I understand that reviewers have noted that there are some editing changes from the original novel AND from the "Author's Preferred Text" version of "American Gods" (which is also the text used in the series tie-in version). I guess I will have to get one of these so it may be just as well I hadn't started re-reading it.
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I'm going to be starting The Ranch soon.
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god help me i so want to enjoy american gods but i just find it sooooo boring
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fargo season finale -- wow
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Ok, i watched the first part of The Ranch. Weird it's called parts instead of seasons. I like it. It's pretty funny.
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The only current series I'm watching is Brockmire. It's currently on hiatus, so there's time to catch up. I watch via the IFC app. Well worth the time, but not suitable (at all!) for children.
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juice posted:
The only current series I'm watching is Brockmire. It's currently on hiatus, so there's time to catch up. I watch via the IFC app. Well worth the time, but not suitable (at all!) for children.


is he like longmire's cousin or something?
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GLOW on Netflix.

Tried watching the original pilot-- whew, that's rough.
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The last season of Doctor Who was great and the best Capaldi season by far.
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ukimalefu posted:
The last season of Doctor Who was great and the best Capaldi season by far.

I thought his first was better (though totally loved Bill more than Clara), but otherwise agree. Great finale.
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Just started watching GLOW. (it’s actually pretty good, aside from the obvious attraction of gorgeous ladies wrestling)
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I Just started watching Master Of None. So far, so good, I like Aziz Ansari.
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The Keepers on Netflix. Documentary of the cover up of a young nun's murder in 1969 in the Baltimore suburbs.

Deep, heavy, emotional stuff that relates to everything that is obscene and harmful about our society as a result of the ridiculous and blasphemous notion of a male creator God who "made" us as clay puppets to obey his will in a purely mechanistic universe.

Good to see.
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The Keepers on Netflix. Documentary of the cover up of a young nun's murder in 1969 in the Baltimore suburbs.

Deep, heavy, emotional stuff that relates to everything that is obscene and harmful about our society as a result of the ridiculous and blasphemous notion of a male creator God who "made" us as clay puppets to obey his will in a purely mechanistic universe.

Good to see.


i had trouble watching it, to be honest ... not nearly as good as making a murderer
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TOS posted:
Metacell posted:
The Keepers on Netflix. Documentary of the cover up of a young nun's murder in 1969 in the Baltimore suburbs.

Deep, heavy, emotional stuff that relates to everything that is obscene and harmful about our society as a result of the ridiculous and blasphemous notion of a male creator God who "made" us as clay puppets to obey his will in a purely mechanistic universe.

Good to see.


i had trouble watching it, to be honest ... not nearly as good as making a murderer

I think it's the real story of what these people all experienced and how they came together to deal with it that is fascinating to ponder, not necessarily the production or anything, although I think it does a great job of capturing the place of Baltimore and the time periods involved, from the 60's, 90's, and current day. It's not exactly riveting...I don't think it's meant to be. You don't have to pay close attention. It's a good thing to watch while ironing or something. But you know, this is the real story of the world around us...this is the golden age that the conservatives want back, where priests, cops, honored soldiers, and city hall could rape Catholic schoolgirls with impunity because of SOCIAL BRAINWASHING. I think it offers a lot to think about. I mean, Making a Murderer is sort of considered a masterpiece of journalism isn't it? This is more low key, the people involved all sort of did it themselves.
I kept hoping that someone had real information on who killed the nun and how they knew where she lived. I was a bit disappointed about that, although the way the church tried to move the priest around and such instead of firing him or reporting him to the police was nicely exposed.
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Well, you know it was one of those two priests or else someone they paid to do it. There's just no proof. I mean, he took the one girl to see her corpse...who would involve themselves to that level if they didn't do it?
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The Guest Book. Hahahahahaha!
Salvation (2017).

I'm in a bubble on this. I really REALLY want to like this series, but....

It started out promising. The basic premise is that there is a significant meteor--an "extinction-level event"--on a collision course with Earth in about 6 months. It is such that despite its diameter of about 20 miles that it has been next-to-impossible to be spotted from the Earth.

BUT Harris Edwards (Ian Anthony Dale)--a graduate (astrophysics?) student at MIT--has been running a project that scanned for such objects (the details of how are not explained) and that system gave him an alert of this possible intercept. He checks with his mentor, Dr. Malcolm Croft (Dennis Boutsikaris), to confirm those details.

So what to do? Fortunately on campus Elon Musk Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) will be holding a TED Talks-like event during which he described his various current and future projects including one to colonize Mars. Following that event Harris manages to scramble into an elevator with Tanz where Harris blurts out his 10-second summary. Fortunately Harris has a flash drive with him carrying the orbital data for that meteor. Tanz takes Harris to his local factory and plugs in that data into his holographic display (patent pending, for sale next Christmas) of the Solar System.

After this point things surrounding Tanz get a bit murky. He naturally has contacts in the US Department of Defense including Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan), a press spokeswoman for an unspecified Undersecretary of Defense for space-related things, Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe). After Tanz drags Harris with him to the Pentagon and demands that Undersecretary Cole should do something, Cole takes Tanz and Harris and Barrows to some under-basement within the Pentagon where a huge project is already engaged trying to figure out strategies to deal with the meteor.

The writers of this series handle the human drama well. Barrows has a daughter who is just graduating high school and who naturally has plans for her future like spending a year in Africa with a US Aid project before entering college, which naturally horrifies Barrows far beyond a more usual parental worry of "I'm losing my child too soon" BUT Barrows is unable to tell her why.

On a parallel track, Harris has just met a young woman, Jillian Hayes (Jacqueline Byers) through that Tanz talk. After dismissing Tanz's initial plan for making an emergency colonization of Mars, Harris is flown back to Boston where he spends a wild weekend with Jillian BUT is likewise unable to tell Jillian why he is acting so far out of his usual conservative behavior.

BUT there are problems. LOTS of problems. In the most recent episode I watched (I AM a few behind) that Pentagon war room proposed to send the Juno Io probe in orbit around Jupiter to intercept the asteroid. Tanz and Harris are against this proposal because not only would it create multiple fragments of the meteor but it would only slightly delay the meteor's impact so instead of a single impact in the eastern Pacific (so just off the US west coast), the fragments would land over a 3000+-mile-wide zone centered on Tibet.

But the order comes down from the president: send Io to intercept. So the personnel in that war room watch the thrusters on Io fire to leave its orbit around Jupiter, but there are problems when a mystery signal is sent to Io which sends it off-course.

OK, I can go along with the dramatic necessity of not inserting the light speed delay (it would take between 37 and 58 minutes for a probe around Jupiter to receive an order from Earth and the same amount of time to see that order being carried out), but it bugged me even more to have this Io probe being able within seconds to show Jupiter visibly shrinking in its camera views. WTF? If we had engines that were powerful enough to do THAT, then forget the side storyline involving Harris helping his mentor under Tanz to develop an EM drive.

And there are (as yet) many unexplained mysterious complications such as the murder of a surveillance expert who observed the failure at launch of an earlier intercept mission, and why it was necessary for Harris' mentor to disappear for a couple of episodes.

Hrumph. I've just convinced myself to stop watching this series.
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Made it through Defenders this weekend. Wheeee!
Anyone seen Power? Hulu recommended it, and we are mostly enjoying it.
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Grace and Frankie. So far I’m enjoying it
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Dirk Gently

I wonder what happened to Thor.
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I went back and started re-watching DS9.
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working my way through daredevil

not bad, not super duper, the fisk guy is excellent

waiting impatiently for the punisher to show up
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We're currently binge-watching Cold Case.
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TOS posted:
working my way through daredevil

not bad, not super duper, the fisk guy is excellent

waiting impatiently for the punisher to show up

2nd season. Best Punisher rendition IMO.
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Just finished Defenders. I won't lie. I cried my eyes out.
Charlie's Angels (1976-1981) I just started it. Never seen it before. Horrific, but fun.

Jill's driving around in a Cobra II, Sabrina's got a Pinto and Kelly drives around in some boat which I can't identify.

So far there's Tom Selleck without a moustrache and a young Kim Basinger. I don't know if I can make it through season one before I head overseas again.

I'm not seeing much in the way of "jiggle", though.
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