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Jul 31, 2023, 11:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
A soundtrack to get you hyped for season 3…..
I already bought a copy of the theme, which I feel like it’s trying to be “Gangsta’s Paradise” minus the rap. I love the title sequence too, though I think the first season’s the best.
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Aug 1, 2023, 02:05 PM
 
that piano background can make work seem more exciting.
     
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Aug 4, 2023, 02:06 AM
 
As someone who has had urinary tract infections drive him ”piss mad”, and retains some residual skepticism he was the crazy one, I think it was good for my dad to see it happen to Logan Roy.
     
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Aug 4, 2023, 02:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I love the title sequence too
Though I should mention I don’t feel the ages match up. The home movies are aesthetically 70s when they should be 80s. Most of that could be handwaved away as matter of taste, but not the tennis racket. In the 80s, unfathomably rich people obsessed with winning used the oversized kind.
     
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Aug 4, 2023, 08:48 AM
 
Counterpoint: many tennis players continue to use the racquets they learned on and are comfortable with. They often don’t adopt newer model trends because it often involves changing your playing style to some degree.
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Aug 4, 2023, 12:56 PM
 
When I played in the 80s, I never saw anyone use a wooden racket.
     
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Aug 4, 2023, 01:36 PM
 
I recall a certain snobbery about the new rackets. That anyone could hit anything with them.
     
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Aug 4, 2023, 02:03 PM
 
Not very “go for the jugular”.
     
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Aug 5, 2023, 08:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I recall a certain snobbery about the new rackets. That anyone could hit anything with them.
Kind of like when oversized drivers came on the golf market. Some of those things got be cartoonishly big.
     
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Aug 8, 2023, 03:06 AM
 
Finished out S3 of Succession. Liked it more than the second, but not the powerhouse of the first. Kind of a slow burn which doesn’t really pay off until the last two episodes. Excellent setup for the final season.
     
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Aug 8, 2023, 06:07 AM
 
Was so stoked for the second season of “Foundation”. Watched the first episode last night and almost want to stop watching. Stupid underwater “omg we made it just in time why the fuck is a huge circuit breaker the computer reboot switch” action stunts and cryptic maths mysticism do not mix with one another, let alone with the legacy of one Isaac Asimov. Nor does looking at cute virtual ribbons showing exactly what the path of psychohistory is in red. I mean, sheesh.

Season one was good enough to give them the benefit of the doubt, but boy…
     
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Aug 8, 2023, 04:42 PM
 
Noooo! Spheric, I just hope you are wrong. I haven't had time to watch it yet, but your words aren't very encouraging …
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Aug 8, 2023, 05:10 PM
 
Episode 2 tonight.

Slightly less horrific.
Feels like they've turned it into an action series, more along the Star Wars-attention span.

Though as of Ep 2, we're gently getting back into the heady, abstract stuff.

Gently optimistic that Ep 3 won't put me off the series entirely.
     
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Aug 9, 2023, 08:00 AM
 
Started watching, The Detectorists. Only about 5 episodes in, but I'm recommending it.
one post closer to five stars
     
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Aug 9, 2023, 10:59 AM
 
Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building is out folks.
     
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Aug 12, 2023, 10:21 PM
 
Started S4 of Succession.

Well, that was a surprise. I still don’t quite believe it.
     
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Aug 12, 2023, 11:14 PM
 
Hah
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Aug 14, 2023, 01:58 AM
 
Half an episode left.

I like the season a lot, but that penultimate episode was a slog.
     
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Aug 15, 2023, 10:13 PM
 
Officially finished. Decent, but abrupt ending.

I’m going to miss it. I wouldn’t have minded 10 more hours.


Now we’re watching Disraeli the Romantic, which I remember from Masterpiece Theatre when I was, like, 10. Too sophisticated for me back then, so I’m glad to loop back around. It’s got many of the usual issues with 40-year-old British television. It’s not very dynamic. It does have great costumes tho.

Ian McShane plays Disraeli, and Ian he McShanes-up the place.
     
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Aug 16, 2023, 08:29 PM
 
I think it’s an amazing series! Right up there with the great dramas for me personally. So much fun. You can’t make a tomlette without breaking a few Gregs! Buckle up fucklehead!

Wait, who was watching Silo? Was that you?
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Aug 17, 2023, 02:29 AM
 
We watched the first season of Silo. It’s good.
     
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Aug 17, 2023, 11:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I think it’s an amazing series! Right up there with the great dramas for me personally. So much fun. You can’t make a tomlette without breaking a few Gregs! Buckle up fucklehead!
Don’t forget Little Lord Fuckleroy.
     
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Aug 19, 2023, 04:36 PM
 
Needed something to watch in an emergency, and went with Jack Ryan.

The emergency aspect caused me to not be paying close enough attention, and started with S3.

I’m liking it. Don’t mind being thrown into the middle at all. Glad Bunk is in it.
     
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Aug 19, 2023, 06:01 PM
 
i liked s1 and 2 a little better.
     
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Aug 29, 2023, 03:51 PM
 
US Ghosts season 2. Same high quality bar. Rare to have a US show that is just as good as the UK version (to UK sensibilities).
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Aug 30, 2023, 05:13 AM
 
oMG FUTURAMA IS BACK — new season coming to Disney+
     
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Aug 30, 2023, 07:19 AM
 
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oMG FUTURAMA IS BACK — new season coming to Disney+
As they say, Futurama is back, again, again.
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Sep 4, 2023, 11:04 AM
 
Watched The Last Enemy. BBC spy thriller miniseries from the late aughts about “Total Information Awareness”. Ridiculously prescient. Only big thing it misses is AI.

Cummerbund stars and is excellent as usual. Recommended.
     
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Sep 4, 2023, 11:30 AM
 
The new seasons of Unforgotten and Van der Valk started on Masterpiece Theater last night. Good starts.
     
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Sep 5, 2023, 12:48 AM
 
Just watched Any Human Heart with Tom Wambsgans. Excellent. Manages to walk the line of terribly depressing and life affirming at the same time.

Not available for streaming in the US. Had to dig up a used dvd.
     
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Sep 8, 2023, 01:36 AM
 
Who is Erin Carter somehow manages to effortlessly blend dysfunctional family drama with ninja shit.
     
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Sep 8, 2023, 01:52 PM
 
new justified. new characters. new city. Same raylen.

I do miss some of the old harlen characters but new ones are growing on me
     
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Sep 22, 2023, 12:03 PM
 
Sprung is fantastic.
     
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Sep 23, 2023, 05:54 AM
 
I keep forgetting about Sprung. I think we watched the first three or four episodes, got distracted, and haven’t gone back. That happens a lot with us. We haven’t watched much of the new season of Only Murders... for the same reason, mostly. We don’t really give a crap about the Broadway show bullshit, either, so there’s that.
     
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Sep 24, 2023, 04:40 PM
 
Have two episodes left of Sprung. The luster has dulled a bit, but it’s still good. I love Plimpton and Dillahunt.

Some meta… Dillahunt kills Keith Carradine in Deadwood. Carradine is Plimpton’s dad.
     
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Oct 5, 2023, 02:43 PM
 
Started The Boys. It’s not awful, but it’s not giving me anything that hasn’t already been done better by Alan Moore.

The normie lead is brilliant. He understands how to play a comic book character, and I’m bowled over by how well he can both be a sad sack and utterly charming with massive screen presence.
     
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Oct 5, 2023, 05:21 PM
 
I never got into the Boys.

Found Sprung on Amazon. So far, it's fun and odd seeing dilahunt playing a nice person.

I am trying to "finish" hulu before their price increase oct 18 and disney Nov 1. They are conspiring to raise their rates to ridiculous levels, in the hopes of getting you to do a Hulu/Disney+ combo. $18 for hulu alone and $14 for disney alone, vs $20 for them both together no ads. I already pay for basic cable if I want ads, dammit.

Justified: Primeval City ended well. It seemed a bit justified lite, perhaps because of a kid, perhaps because no harlan... but it ended well with a possible teaser for more with a favorite character. You did not need to have watched all of orig justified to follow this season.

Futurama reboot: Some of the new eps are funny but not groundbreaking.

Archer final season: am enjoying it.

Primeval: Not bad british scifi, personable cast, but I wasn't sure it was worth investing in more than a few episodes.

You're the worst: Funny, but ilke most shows with unlikeable characters, it feels kind of ... gross.

Kevin from work: had promise but fell flat and at one season not worth it.

what else is on hulu that I should watch before my subscription is over? I suspect Disney+ will lure me back in because... LOKI.
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You're the worst: Funny, but ilke most shows with unlikeable characters, it feels kind of ... gross.
I liked the show a lot, though I think it went on one season too many. The first season or two, though, is pretty brilliant stuff. Aya Cash is highly underrated, and I could watch Kether Donohue tearing-up the scenery all day.

The show did deliver one of the best series-ending quotes ever.
Hey, you know that there's always a possibility that someday I might leave my phone and keys at home and step in front of a train. You know that, right?
It does help to be living a life with severe clinical depression to understand some of the stuff Gretchen says and does, though.
     
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Oct 6, 2023, 10:13 PM
 
You’re the Worst is one of my all-time favourite shows!
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Oct 7, 2023, 12:35 PM
 
Rise of Empires: Ottoman

This is excellent, and filled some big holes in my historical knowledge. Unusually for this type of thing, the dramatic re-enactments come close to standing on their own. The actor who plays Mehmed is really, really good.

It’s a Turkish documentary, so it’s very pro-Ottoman. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just unusual from my western perspective.
     
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Oct 10, 2023, 06:45 PM
 
I'm rewatching Mr. Robot.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 10, 2023, 11:31 PM
 
One Piece (Netflix)

Light-hearted fun. I never heard of the manga or anime, but they're not necessary to watch the series. It has been renewed for a Season 2.
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Liked One Piece a lot. But, I also liked the live-action Cowboy Bebop, which the fan-nerds slagged, so what do I know?
     
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I enjoyed one Piece too!
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 16, 2023, 10:34 PM
 
Started in on S2 of The Boys. First two episodes were kinda dull. I’m curious where it goes, and it has a good gag or two each episode, but overall it’s kinda meh. Homelander is entertaining, and totally knows how to work a cape.
     
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Band of Brothers has landed on Netflix, in its full unedited form. Always a good watch.

Accompanying BoB is its “followup” series The Pacific, which follows a company of Marines through the Pacific theater of WWII. I’ve managed to get through two or episodes of it and I’m not sure I’ll watch the rest. It’s just not very good. It’s trying so, so, hard to capture the magic that made BoB so compelling, and it just doesn't work. It all just feels so forced, whereas BoB unfolded naturally. Anyway, big “pass” on The Pacific for me.
     
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Ahsoka is way lamer than I’d hoped it would be, given how good Andor’s first season was.
     
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Oct 20, 2023, 09:55 AM
 
aw. I only sampled 15 minutes before thinking it was similar to Andor in quality, and thus saved for family viewing. Guess it didn't stay good...

Going to binge Loki season 2 before my disney sub runs out.
     
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aw. I only sampled 15 minutes before thinking it was similar to Andor in quality, and thus saved for family viewing. Guess it didn't stay good...
It has everything that qualifies Star Wars, but I have ZERO invested in the characters. They feel like puppets going through all the motions of what the story needs to happen, plus a whole bunch of crap that is just „show me stuff we already know“. I don’t need to see ten minutes of basic Jedi training with the blind visor and „feeling“ the force. We all saw that in 1977. Yeah, gratuitous space battles and *yawn* lightsaber fights. Oooo the other guy has a double-bladed…yeah. Oooo he can turn it into a lightsaber propellor things. Amazisnooze.

The alien cat-pet-thingy gets more interest than the main characters.
     
 
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