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« Reply #885 on: October 26, 2019, 08:15:25 pm »

Did the show just launch?
It did just launch, in Norway at least. On HBO here.

The film had a lot going for it including the aspects you mention. One problem for me was that while it looked great and had some wonderful detail from the book, it was lacking in the atmosphere. Not enough existential dread. That would have been one thing but when they then changed the ending (no spoilers) in the way they did it became too sterile for me.

No way that is going to happen with the tv show. It literally rained alien squid in the first episode ;)
Oh man, I'm pumped!  Will check it out.
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« Reply #886 on: November 09, 2019, 08:07:10 pm »
Any of you watch Lost in Space on Netflix? Curious if it’s any good


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« Reply #887 on: November 11, 2019, 03:14:42 pm »
New RICK & MORTY ep!..

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« Reply #888 on: November 11, 2019, 06:34:27 pm »
Finally finished Strangers Things S2 and liked it. I thought the Aliens references were cool and the fact that this show is set in the 80's is awesome. Ironically enough, I was 12 in 1984 which is about the age group of the characters in the show. Man I miss the 80's  8)
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« Reply #889 on: November 18, 2019, 08:47:06 am »
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« Reply #890 on: November 18, 2019, 10:50:11 am »
Any good?

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« Reply #891 on: November 18, 2019, 03:00:14 pm »
Predictable, typical, American fun...

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« Reply #892 on: November 18, 2019, 06:54:27 pm »
And cheesy... Using loads of 80'ies references, sounds, creatures... Copying STRANGER THINGS basically... Or just going back to its roots...

I know nowt about STAR WARS, neither its (hi)story or characters so I'm probably missing some big references though...
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« Reply #893 on: December 02, 2019, 05:38:13 pm »
By the time Mr. Robot is said and done in four episodes I think it has a chance to surpass Breaking Bad in my canon of all-time favorites.






SPOILER: It's hard to imagine where the show goes from here, with what was set up as denouement having seemingly occurred with four episodes remaining.
Think it, be it.

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« Reply #894 on: December 02, 2019, 06:25:24 pm »
Jody and I are enjoying The Mandalorian. A couple of the episodes are drawing heavily from other genres. There is a very spaghetti western vibe from the first couple episodes and the last one drew heavily from the 7 Samurai.
NB: Jody is a giant Star Wars nerd and I'll watch anything where people get shot in the face
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« Reply #895 on: December 02, 2019, 06:34:26 pm »
I'll watch anything where people get shot in the face

I was a able to sit through The Walking Dead, which I otherwise find to be horribly bad TV, just on the strength of the zombie head shots.

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« Reply #896 on: December 02, 2019, 06:36:34 pm »
By the time Mr. Robot is said and done in four episodes I think it has a chance to surpass Breaking Bad in my canon of all-time favorites.


I watched the first season of this when I was on daddy leave a year or two ago. I really wanted to enjoy it but failed to. I assume it improved as despite the promising cast and premise I struggled to finish the season because of what I found to be poor writing and pacing.

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« Reply #897 on: December 02, 2019, 09:01:55 pm »
It's not for you, then.... the writing IMO is brilliant and things that we set up in S1 have come full circle in the seasons following--there was always a method to the madness.

The shocking thing is that USA continued to support the show and Esmail's latitude with the ratings that the show has had. The artistic payoff will be epic, but seems like all USA gets out of the deal is some artistic credibility. Perhaps they're hoping to make money on serialization or other things.
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« Reply #898 on: December 03, 2019, 02:52:44 am »
I'll watch anything where people get shot in the face
How can you tell they've been shot in the face when their entire body disintegrates after he shoots them?

(For the record, full body disintegration is even more entertaining than head shots, imo)

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« Reply #899 on: December 03, 2019, 12:37:20 pm »
He shoots them in the face with the pistol, only the single shot rifle vaporizes them. Their clothes flying up in the air after being vaporized is a nice touch.

Did you notice the rifle went from single shot to semi auto in the last episode?
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