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Hey, I ran out of other amazon things to watch so finally gave the Expanse another shot. This time I did not fall asleep during the quiet space scenes and made it to the interesting characters, unique mystery, etc. Still on season 1 though.
     
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@Andy
I can't wait for the next season, the characters are great. Wait until you meet Bobby “Gunny” Draper.

Another recommendation, from Apple+ no less: Ted Lasso. Sooooo good. I'm not interested in watching sports, and the premise sounds like a setup for slapstick comedy. Trust me, it's not.
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Sep 17, 2020, 07:11 AM
 
I'm enjoying Ted as well.

The Boys on Amazon is great but its dark and violent. Theres some colourful language too.

I'm watching The Outpost. Its a little cheesy but its fun.
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The Boys season 2 is as good as Season 1. Who knew The Deep could top his dolphin escapade so immensely! Classic.

Butcher continues to er butcher the English language but I can roll with it now. How much do I already hate Stormfront, and could Homelander get any more creepy?

Immediately hooked on Cobra Kai on the 'flix. Who knew we needed an update to Karate Kid. Really really well written characters especially Johnny Lawrence. A properly sympathetic looser.

Also, catch Rust Valley Restorations. Usually not big on US reality car shows but a) Canadian and b) Mike Hall and c) AVERY SHOAF!!
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Another recommendation, from Apple+ no less: Ted Lasso. Sooooo good. I'm not interested in watching sports, and the premise sounds like a setup for slapstick comedy. Trust me, it's not.
Finally added the wife's account to our AppleTV to take advantage of the free year of ATV+ we got when we bought her iPhone. Ted Lasso is the content we need right now, it's so wholesome. Though I am interested to hear what actual Brits think of it. The premise of a bumbling, plucky, eternally optimistic American softening the hearts of a bunch of cynical, crude, stereotypical Brits seems...offensive? We're only a few episodes in, no spoilers.
     
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
@Andy
I can't wait for the next season, the characters are great. Wait until you meet Bobby “Gunny” Draper.

Another recommendation, from Apple+ no less: Ted Lasso. Sooooo good. I'm not interested in watching sports, and the premise sounds like a setup for slapstick comedy. Trust me, it's not.
I liked Gunny a lot! although season 4 seemed a bit cold. It will be interesting to see where they take the next season with some of the plotlines wrapped up. Ooh, well it looks good!


Right now I'm paying for netflix, amazon, hulu, and disney+. Do I need appletv too?!?!? Ted Lasso sounds good.

I gave Killing Eve a try and it is excellent... but the latest season is just a little too down.
I tried Last Man on Earth but it was a) a little on the nose, and b) cringey type humor.
     
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Right now I'm paying for netflix, amazon, hulu, and disney+. Do I need appletv too?!?!? Ted Lasso sounds good.
"A $100 cable bill is atrocious! I demand à la carte services!"

"I have Netflix, Hulu, D+, ATV+, ESPN+, Amazon Prime, YouTube TV, and Peacock and it only costs me $120/month!"
     
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Silly me is still paying for verizon cable too!
     
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Well in reality we bundled Hulu/D+/ESPN+ since it was cheaper than just getting Disney+ and we already had Hulu. We keep threatening to cancel Amazon Prime since they keep pulling music from the general library and putting it behind the "Unlimited" velvet rope. But every year I chicken out and keep subscribing for that sweet, sweet 2 day shipping. Add Netflix to that and we're paying $40/month total for TV services, plus $85/month for the internet to watch them with.
     
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Exactly. The entire services a la carte is a consumer disaster. If only there was a single-box solution where I could pay one provider to deliver my content.
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Nov 20, 2020, 06:30 PM
 
I really enjoyed Ted Lasso.
I don't know why anyone thought paying ten providers would be better than paying one.
I also don't know why Disney were so savage with their Netflix Marvel shows. Its not like they can go that dark on D+. They were good shows.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I liked Gunny a lot! although season 4 seemed a bit cold.
Yes, and it felt a bit like an entirely different TV series. But still a very enjoyable one.
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It will be interesting to see where they take the next season with some of the plotlines wrapped up. Ooh, well it looks good!
Can’t wait.
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Do I need appletv too?!?!? Ted Lasso sounds good.
Ted Lasso is a-freaking-mazing. You could subscribe for a month, binge watch it (which you will, trust me) and then unsubscribe. We got Apple TV+ for free for a year since my wife bought an iPhone 11 last January.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Though I am interested to hear what actual Brits think of it. The premise of a bumbling, plucky, eternally optimistic American softening the hearts of a bunch of cynical, crude, stereotypical Brits seems...offensive? We're only a few episodes in, no spoilers.
I wonder about this, too.
What speaks against it (from a neutral third-country perspective) is that all characters are given some depth, even the ones you may dislike in the beginning. The charity dinner episode is great, you really feel for the new team owner, I could feel my heart breaking a little for her. (I’m being vague to avoid any spoilers.) You understand why Jamie Tart is the way he is, and the tiny plot twist in the last episode in that respect was great.

The humorous (or should I write humourous?) take on the British characters is balanced out by the the ridiculousness of the premise of an American football coach/manager taking over a Premier League team. And Ted Lasso admits this directly in the first episode.
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Nov 21, 2020, 07:59 AM
 
Was Ted Lasso originally an SNL skit or something? The TV show seems to be loosely based on a TV ad where he was made manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
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Exactly. The entire services a la carte is a consumer disaster. If only there was a single-box solution where I could pay one provider to deliver my content.
Micro payments per view would be a way through the maze I guess. An amount that generates realistic revenue but is also small enough that it goes underneath peoples "how much?" radar.

Won't happen of course as the mind set is Lock 'em in and take the monthly payment.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Was Ted Lasso originally an SNL skit or something? The TV show seems to be loosely based on a TV ad where he was made manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
The character is from an old NBC ad, yes.
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Dec 4, 2020, 07:14 PM
 
We are enjoying season 2 of the Mandalorian. Timothy Olyphant playing a smalltown sheriff? Sign me up!

That said...



After the last ep we watched (passenger) we decided the child was actually the villain.
     
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Dec 4, 2020, 07:24 PM
 
The second season of The Mandalorian is thick with fan service, in the best way. And, yeah, Timothy Olyphant playing “Raylan Givens in space” was an inspired bit of casting.
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The Mandalorian Season 2: Baby Yoda Reaction GIF Generator.
     
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Dec 6, 2020, 02:38 PM
 
My new iPhone came with a years Apple TV+ (otherwise no chance I would be subscribing). Given I have it for a year, what's hot to trot and what's not on Apples TV station?
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You know, Olyphant was cool at first blush (that lanky Pinocchio walk is unmistakable!) but it ended up being a little too winky for me. Kept waiting for Boyd Crowder to show up. Kinda took me out of the episode to start the season.
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My new iPhone came with a years Apple TV+ (otherwise no chance I would be subscribing). Given I have it for a year, what's hot to trot and what's not on Apples TV station?
Ted Lasso and For All Mankind are the ones everyone love. I also liked Mythic Quest. Little America is interesting because of the short episodes.
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Dec 8, 2020, 09:58 AM
 
Ted Lasso is really rather good.

I love that it works the exact same way as its protagonist. It has zero side. It's polite, charming and slightly cleverer than you expect it to be.

A definite win.

Will try For All Mankind next.
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The Mandalorian Season 2: Baby Yoda Reaction GIF Generator.
Baby Yoda is a bit of a dick isn't he/she/it.
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Is Tehran any good?
     
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I forgot about Tehran. Was waiting to binge it.

Has anyone else seen Raised By Wolves? Its different.
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Tehran is good, I have watched 3 episodes or so. It has a bit of a 24/Homeland vibe to it, but feels more authentic. Not least because of the multiple languages being spoken and doesn’t caricature Iran. The main antagonist is a three-dimensional person who happens to be very good at his job.

I had to stop after a few episodes, because I needed lighter TV in my life — the world is too negative at the moment, so I needed something that puts me in a relaxed mood as opposed to the edge of my seat.
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Is Tehran any good?
Very good. Can't wait for Season 2!

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Mandalorian Finale

 
     
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I was kind of let down by that Mandalorian finale, too. Very unsatisfying.
 

Those Dark Troopers were utter rubbish. A platoon of the things, and the best they can to is put just two of them at the blast door and have them punch away at it? Not very "super soldier" of them.
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Going back a few episodes, the reveal

 
     
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Did you hang around until after the credits to catch the teaser?
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Beats me. I recently saw an article showing all the known future SW projects in development, and the one in the teaser isn't listed. Maybe it's meant as a teaser for Mando season3?
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Those Dark Troopers were utter rubbish. A platoon of the things, and the best they can to is put just two of them at the blast door and have them punch away at it? Not very "super soldier" of them.
Could they ever really be that much better than Battledroids?


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Beats me. I recently saw an article showing all the known future SW projects in development, and the one in the teaser isn't listed. Maybe it's meant as a teaser for Mando season3?
I figure they left it out on purpose. The MCU has been a big deal for a long time now but I never saw such pre-hype for a Disney shareholder meeting before this one. Maybe someone finally figured out how to generate buzz again. Took them long enough.
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Late to the Schitt's Creek party.
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I was kind of let down by that Mandalorian finale, too. Very unsatisfying.
Really? I thought it was as good as could be expected.
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Ok, everybody is going on about The Mandalorian. You guys are missing out. The Expanse. Season 5. OMG. The dialogs are every bit as epic as in Seasons 1–3. The visuals are breathtaking. The stories are gripping. I think I’ll rewatch all of the episodes I’ve binged until 2 am last night. Today. And that’s even though I still haven’t seen most of Season 8 of GoT. (Well, I relented and bought the season on Amazon, I was hoping it’d be free like the others on Prime.)
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Hah.

I’ve followed The Expanse throughout. It’s annoying in spots and some of the manufactured drama is tiring, but overall it’s the best space drama going and the production is pretty awesome.

I...I don’t want to be the one to tell you to just stop watching GoT right now. But I guess this cross is mine to bear. Walk away. Just walk away....
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Ok, everybody is going on about The Mandalorian. You guys are missing out. The Expanse. Season 5. OMG.
I kinda recall checking the show out when it first started, but I can't recall why I noped out of it. Was it particularly or graphically violent? That's usually the main reason I stop watching a show.
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I...I don’t want to be the one to tell you to just stop watching GoT right now. But I guess this cross is mine to bear. Walk away. Just walk away....
We braved season 1 of GoT, and never went back for more. It seemed like, if you took the violence out, there wasn't much left to watch. Anyway, we weren't impressed enough to carry on.
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I’ve followed The Expanse throughout. It’s annoying in spots and some of the manufactured drama is tiring, but overall it’s the best space drama going and the production is pretty awesome.
Manufactured drama, isn’t that what TV is?
I don’t find it tiring. The fourth season that was so highly rated felt weird to me, it was as if it was an entirely different series. I think the series explores a bunch of themes in a great way, e. g. potential downsides of UBI, the development of new cultures (for Mars and the Belt), the loss of the dream of a new Mars, etc. Plus, the scenes of life in space and the future are great. What’s nice is that this tech (apart from the Epstein drive) seems attainable. The holographic screens with gesture interfaces don’t seem impossible to pull off within my lifetime.
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I...I don’t want to be the one to tell you to just stop watching GoT right now. But I guess this cross is mine to bear. Walk away. Just walk away....
Haha!
I have heard this a bunch of times, and just by looking at the number of episodes, it’ll be tough to neatly wrap up the series in a bow. I have watched the first two episodes and it feels kinda rushed already. I think I have waited for long enough to be a little less emotionally invested. Plus, it can’t be as bad as how Battlestar Galactica ended. That one made me angry.
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