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justine wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:57 pm

Put everything aside so i can get caught up on Yellowstone. Im on;y halfway thru season 2 and season 4 just started.

Whatever you do, don't accept a ride to the train station from Rip.

Yellowstone makes me think, "Sons of Anarchy, with cowboys."

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Ted Lasso (AppleTV, eMule) Light fun. Jason Sudeikis is perfect for the role and Brett Goldstein's liberal use of profanity elevates all his scenes.

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DukeofNuke wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:27 am
justine wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:57 pm

Put everything aside so i can get caught up on Yellowstone. Im on;y halfway thru season 2 and season 4 just started.

[/b]Whatever you do, don't accept a ride to the train station from Rip.

Yellowstone makes me think, "Sons of Anarchy, with cowboys."


That one ride Casey gave is going to come back and bite them in the ass. I LOVE Rip! And Beth is so badass! This is probably one of the most violent shows ive seen.

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A bit more about "Titans".

DEyncourt wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:14 pm

There are 4 seasons, the fourth of which has just begun showing new episodes a couple of weeks ago.

My mistake. Those "new" episodes I saw being added were actually the final episodes of season 3.

While IMDB.com does have an entry for season 4, it is there for the UPCOMING season which should start dropping episodes starting in 2022.

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About "Titans".... I have seen all episodes through episode 9 of season 3 so at the moment I have only 4 episodes left.

Welllll...the series is VERY dark. It does have occasional lighter, brighter moments, some of which are very well written and performed. I would describe some but those descriptions definitely would be spoilers.

And there are a LOT of storyline/plot problems. Again, to describe them it will involve spoilers so I shall not go into details, but there are some pretty significant crimes perpetrated by the Titans either individually or collectively that no matter their good motivations they should be considered a VERY dangerous threat, even up to the level of becoming a national threat that should require the intervention by US military forces under the direct order of the president. This is likewise true for some acts by the Titans' opponents.

Soooo...I guess I will finish season 3. I am a bit hesitant since I KNOW from past season-enders that this season's cliffhanger will be pretty awful.

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Star Trek Discovery is back

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Well, I finished season 3 of "Titans" and I was surprised:

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season 3 did NOT end in cliffhanger. It did end with an open storyline so it can continue into season 4. Some characters like Donna Troy/Wonder Girl have left the rest of the Titans, but that is open enough they certainly could return depending upon story needs/plot necessities. The core quartet will be undergoing a road trip back to San Francisco for the first part of season 4 (I think). I DO hope that the series will get much more lighthearted than almost all of the rest has been.

I guess I will be watching season 4.

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Season 1 of Foundation ended.

It's considerably different from the book. I DO like the EmperorS' story back in Trantor and elsewhere. I thought it held together well and had the advantage of being very interesting AND a bit disturbing.

I did find the parts taking place in and around the Foundation to be problematic. I dislike the TV series explanations of stuff:

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if Hari Seldon used Imperial technology to create the Vault, then why wasn't the Foundation's Imperial technology sufficiently sophisticated to disarm it?

I would have preferred if the TV series had left Hari Seldon as just a recording as he was in the novel rather than a sophisticated computer simulation. Interacting with the current characters in and around the Foundation considerably complicates ASIMOV'S idea that Seldon could only leave hints of the future path without being able to lay out a full path. A key part in the novel is that the ability of psychohistory to predict the future is dependent upon the participants not knowing what is going to happen. I guess this is difficult to write and act, but this does become VERY important later in the novel Foundation.

I guess I can understand why Gaal Dornick returns to Synnax: it is her home planet even if rather hostile to her intellect, but what was the reason for Salvor Hardin to go to Synnax? And to crash land conveniently close to Dornick landing spot?

How many times were Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics violated?

I MIGHT watch season 2.

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Marvel's Hit-Monkey

Hitman+monkey = hit-monkey

Lots of violence and gore, and other adult themes. And Disney is paying for it.

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Cowboy Bebop (The Netflix live action show)

I've only watched the first episode. It's live action, feels like an anime... it's been a long time since I watched the anime, but I think they got it right.

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Dammit world, you're overwhelming me with stuff to watch. Sometimes I long for the days of 3 networks of repeats and old movies.

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ukimalefu wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:38 pm

Cowboy Bebop (The Netflix live action show)

I've only watched the first episode. It's live action, feels like an anime... it's been a long time since I watched the anime, but I think they got it right.

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Me too! I liked it.
Never seen the anime, though I was aware of it.
Stylish. Well made. Great Fx.
Wasn't there, like, a kid and a talking dog in the anime?

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DukeofNuke wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:07 am
ukimalefu wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:38 pm

Cowboy Bebop (The Netflix live action show)

I've only watched the first episode. It's live action, feels like an anime... it's been a long time since I watched the anime, but I think they got it right.

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Me too! I liked it.
Never seen the anime, though I was aware of it.
Stylish. Well made. Great Fx.
Wasn't there, like, a kid and a talking dog in the anime?

Yes... well I really don't remember if the dog talked... maybe they'll show up in later episodes

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There was a kid and a dog. The dog did not talk-except maybe in a hallucination sequence.

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Watched the first 3 episodes earlier. I like it.

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Hawkeye

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Watched the first two episodes of Hawkeye. They finally made the most-boring Avenger somewhat watchable by putting him in a plot resembling Die Hard meets Jingle All the Way.

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The Wheel Of Time

Pretty enjoyable.

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tried watching the most recent season of fargo, but i didn't get very far

all the magical elements of the previous seasons were removed, turning it into a not super awesome gangster flick (at least so it seems partway into episode 2)

my current theory is that the previous seasons were inspired by the coen brothers' movie "fargo" (obvious, i know) but this one, despite keeping the name, was inspired by "miller's crossing" -- but the result doesn't sing

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The Beatles: Get Back

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles:_Get_Back

The Beatles: Get Back is a 2021 documentary series directed and produced by Peter Jackson. It covers the making of the Beatles' 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back, and draws from material originally captured for Michael Lindsay-Hogg's 1970 documentary of the album. Originally conceived as a feature film, The Beatles: Get Back consists of three episodes with runtimes between two and three hours each, resulting in a total runtime of nearly eight hours of material.

Saw the first episode, it's great. The process of songwriting, rehearsing, preparing a show, the filming of all that. Just great.

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I, Clavdivs (1976) (eMule) I watch it every year because it's so over-the-top and fun. It looks cheap and the sound quality is even worse. The volume has to be cranked to get past the audio hiss but then every slobbering sound Claudius makes when he stutters fills the room. John Hurt as Caligula is worth it, though. Plus there's boobs.

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loved that show, it was so great

they hired pretty much every single british actor who was walking the earth at the time

i remember patrick stewart was in it too, so many people

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