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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:

Spoiler

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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Still working my way thru the 3rd season of Yellowstone, and binging La Brea.

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Just finished the first season of Mr. Mercedes. A Stephen King-based cat-and-mouse retired detective vs. psycho.

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Arcane

After watching the first 2 episodes, it's good, really good. Some kind of sci-fi/fantasy in a... steampunk-esque kind of setting.

It is set in the League of Legends universe. I never played that game, but I don't think you need to have played it.

Amidst the escalating unrest between the advanced, utopian city of Piltover and the squalid, repressed undercity of Zaun, sisters Vi and Jinx find themselves on opposing sides of a war over twisted ideologies and arcane technology.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcane_(TV_series)

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Finished watching Doctor Who: Flux earlier. I liked that they did it as a 6-part serial as it gave the story space to breathe, like the classic Who days.

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The Wheel of Time (Amazon)
Based on books by Robert Jordan.
Enjoyable fantasy.

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Robert wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:49 am

Just finished the first season of Mr. Mercedes. A Stephen King-based cat-and-mouse retired detective vs. psycho.

I gotta say, the second season is a total slog. It just doesn't have the same buy-in as the first season.

Wheel of Time, pretty cool. I hadn't read the books so I don't have any investment in how close it sticks to the story.

The Expanse has returned, so starting that. The last couple of seasons have been tough to get into, as I'm not really enjoying the characters. The story arc is revolving around the rebellion and I can't really stand Marco or his son. It's just meh.

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Witcher season 2

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Finished Cowboy Bebop

I liked the anime, and I liked the live action show. It was good.

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Edward (the kid) only showed up in the very last scene. But there's bad news, that's the one and only time you'll see her. The show was cancelled.

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1883, a western prequel to Yellowstone, which I have not watched. I love a good western, but so far it's pretty much like Lonesome Dove or any other wagon train story. Sam Elliott does what he does, this time as a no-nonsense wagon boss. Most of the other main characters are kind of annoying, and somehow we're supposed to overlook that Tim McGraw's character was a Confederate Army captain.

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Another Life.

It is an OK show but the director has fantasies of being Stanley Kubrick and not in a good way. Worn out tropes in abundance.

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Yellowstone

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Book of Boba Fett
Witcher Series2
Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks
Star Trek: Discovery season 4

Just finished Loki (good, not as good as Falcon and Winter Soldier, neither as good as Wandavision)

Leave me alone TV-Land...I'm still trying to catch up on Snowpiercer and finish Dark. And I didn't even realize Lost in Space S3 came out.

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Just binged on Cobra Kai season 4.

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macnuke wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:32 am

Yellowstone

It just keeps getting better and better

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macnuke wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:32 am

Yellowstone

I started season 4 last night. Should be caught up in a week or so.

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I’m just inti season two

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Love Neal McDonough, whatever he's in; good guy or bad.

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Last add on "Foundation": author G.S. Jennsen's comment about the series was (paraphrasing): "They said the 'Foundation' series was unfilmable. I guess whoever they were are still right."

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I will recommend Around the World in 80 Days being broadcast in weekly episodes beginning on January 2nd on Masterpiece Theatre on your local PBS station. If you cannot find it locally, you can use the link above to watch each of the episodes (maybe only within the US?). There will be 8 episodes.

I must admit that I have never read Jules Verne's novel so I cannot say how well this series follows it. I have seen other filmed versions and I must say that most (all?) of them were almost entirely lighthearted adventures with NO concentration upon the darker aspect of the novel. I am assuming this series is prepared to depict some of them:

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Fogg and Passepartout and Fortescue enter Paris in the midst of the Paris commune where they meet Passepartout's estranged brother who is leading a commune contingent determined to assassinate the president of France.

Like I wrote before: I have never read Verne's book mostly basing this incorrect judgment upon those other depictions, so I guess I have been missing out. I will have to remedy this.

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macnuke wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:50 pm

I’m just inti season two

I'm not done with 4 yet, but so far my fave episode is the season 4 opener!

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I just finished season 4
Hold onto your cowgirl hat. 👍

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