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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, May 19, 2018.

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  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Watched the beginning of The Expanse. I think having read the books lessens my interest in the TV series.
     
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    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    The Deuce on HBO. Since i have a subscription for three more weeks, I am catching up on some of their better shows. If you don't know it, it is about prostitutes and the porn industry in the 70s.
     
  3. EgonSpengler

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    We've reached a really great moment in visual storytelling, where CGI is accessible to filmmakers who aren't normally on the cutting edge of technology. What that means is stories can take place in nearly any time period. I was rewatching a couple of episodes of Mindhunter recently, for instance, and there's a lot of CGI in that show: It's set in 1977, and the buildings and cars are pretty accurate.

    If you mean, can I hear them, then no. I can't really hear accents in any language besides English (Spanish-Spanish is the obvious exception, but probably everybody can hear that one).

    I don't know if Paternosters were ever used in the US. I found a reference to a working Paternoster at the University of Sheffield as recently as 2017.

    I did the free HBO trial a while back, and watched the first few episodes of Westworld at a friend's behest. I made the wrong choice. I should've watched The Deuce. Not enough hours in the day, though, and the trial expired. I don't feel like paying more than I already do for shows, and there are probably 3 services I might want to have at some point. But The Deuce has gotten excellent reviews and I like Maggie Gyllenhaal a lot.
     
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    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I'm trying to get fully caught up before GOT ends so i can close down my HBO subscription. Maggie's is great and you do get to see a lot of her. :)
     
  5. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    It's very rare I can find a TV show worthy of the time it takes to watch it. I started Broad City and it was kinda funny with cute, talented leads but not good enough to continue past season 1.
     
  6. EgonSpengler

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    Wired magazine produces a YouTube show in which professionals in various fields critique the television & film portrayals of people in their field. In this one, a former CIA Chief of Disguise rates one scene from an espionage show as good enough to be used as a training film: Alias, starring Jennifer Garner. I haven't watched that show in ages. I thought it was a hoot, but I never expected that it would be realistic. Skip ahead to 1:40 if you're as surprised as I was and want to witness it for yourself. I wonder if I can stream Alias anywhere, it might be worth revisiting.

     
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    Chernobyl on HBO has a lot of truthiness. I love it.
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    I don't have HBO. Do they touch on the issue of artificial rain stopping a large chunk of the radiation from reachin Moscow but instead contaminating Belarus?
     
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    I've only watched the first episode which covers about the first 24 hours, so no.
     
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    That is on my list for a few weeks at least.
     
  11. bernie14

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    Loving the new season, 9 episodes in
     
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    Thanks for reminding me about it. Started binge watching the new season with my wife last night. Got through the first 5 episodes. We both agree it is better than season 3. Hopefully the rest of the episodes continue that way. Mazikeen, Linda and and Ella are still my favorites and glad they get extra screen time this season.
     
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    I watched an episode of The Outer Limits with a murderous sex robot and they did a stunt where the robot shook violently as it was shocked and then fell flat on its back. The stunt double was a good 50 pounds heavier than the real actress and it was quite jarring - I did a double take because I thought a new character had shown up just in time for the climax of the episode. I don't really like this show anyway but I don't have control of the TV. :lol:
     
  14. EgonSpengler

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    I finally got around to watching the first 2 episodes of Fleabag. I love Waller-Bridge's writing, but I'm only familiar with her drama, Killing Eve. Her comedy is, obviously, another animal (she also did Crashing, for Channel 4 in the UK, which I've never seen). I also, it turns out, love her acting, but I can't quite say that I love the show yet. I'm always wary of the anti-hero(ine), because it's so frequently just "this guy/gal is a prick, but you should like watching them anyway" and through 2 eps, I'm still on the fence with this character.The breaking of the fourth wall goes so overboard - it's basically nonstop, with quick asides and looks - that it ends up... kind of working? I thought it would drive me crazy, but so far it hasn't. The fact that the show is weird and has me off-balance means I'll keep watching.

    Speaking of Killing Eve, the season 2 finale was less the "oh my god, what just happened?" cliffhanger that I think the writers were aiming for, because I found it kind of predictable. Waller-Bridge is no longer the head writer, and it kind of shows. Still, I'd follow Sandra Oh over the metaphorical cliff, possibly even a real one, so I'm thrilled the show was renewed for a 3rd season.

    p.s. Something about Waller-Bridge's face reminds me of Paget Brewster. Which is no bad thing.
     
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    Season 2 of Barry was not nearly as good as season 1. Some funny parts still though, but I think the show has kind of lost it's niche.
     
  16. Laurana Kanan

    Laurana Kanan Don’t underestimate who I am.

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    Caught up through episode 4 of Chernobyl. Can't recommend this mini series enough - one of the best scripted shows I've seen. From what I've read it's also very historically accurate concerning life in the Soviet Union at the time. There's only one episode left, but if you have a chance to catch the series on HBO, it's streaming service, or Amazon I definitely would.

    Also, coming to Netflix in August :eekdance::



    Jim Henson would be proud!
     
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    There's only one episode of Chernobyl left?!
    Disappointing
     
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    Is that series going to be some kind of a prequel to the original movie? (Which I still haven't managed to persuade my boys to watch, to my shame)
     
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    Laurana Kanan Don’t underestimate who I am.

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    I watched the premier of The InBetween last night. A young clairvoyant/medium helps police solve crimes. I almost can't believe that a show about the supernatural could be so boring. Just goes to show you can't judge a work by its concept. Trash bin.
     
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