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« Reply #915 on: December 17, 2019, 06:53:14 pm »
I found the first episode hard to watch, but would like to circle back and complete the season. What made it hard to watch was all of the racial animus and violence, not poor acting or storytelling. Having grown up in Mississippi that stuff hits close to home and always brings back unpleasant memories, especially these days, even though I'm gone, as we see these ideologies increasingly openly held.

What the heck is going on in Mr Robot?! They have two hours to wrap up next week and are in crazytown right now. It's always been firmly grounded in a reality something like ours, but all bets are off as it winds up pretty sci-fi from here. (Highlight to see possible spoiler)

Also, tried previously, but working my way through The Expanse. On Season 1. Enjoying its mix of sci-fi dystopianism, conspiracy, and hard-boiled film noir detective influences.

Finally, I'm watching The Wire, on season 3 there, which somehow is farther than I made it last time when I let the disruption of the harbor story chase me off early in Season 2 (which wound up being a great season). What an amazing series. By end of Season 5, I suspect it will have passed Breaking Bad in my favorites, which is hard to imagine.

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Think it, be it.

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« Reply #916 on: December 17, 2019, 08:13:11 pm »
THE EXPANSE kinda ditches the noir-vibe after S01 but also gets better... Starting S04 tomorrow - can't wait...


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« Reply #917 on: December 17, 2019, 08:20:32 pm »
Also, tried previously, but working my way through The Expanse. On Season 1. Enjoying its mix of sci-fi dystopianism, conspiracy, and hard-boiled film noir detective influences.

Finally, I'm watching The Wire, on season 3 there, which somehow is farther than I made it last time when I let the disruption of the harbor story chase me off early in Season 2 (which wound up being a great season). What an amazing series. By end of Season 5, I suspect it will have passed Breaking Bad in my favorites, which is hard to imagine.

Love The Expanse and The Wire. I really have to circle back to The Wire though. Fantastic series and great character arcs. It's great to see some of the actors from that show move onto bigger things. We all know Michael B Jordan but he was sooo young in The Wire. Then there's Idris Elba and Chad Coleman, who plays Cutty, but is also in The Expanse.
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« Reply #918 on: December 17, 2019, 08:39:56 pm »
Following @Steve recommendation I have been watching Madmen, a few years old now but a pretty decent watch, especially for me as I never watch TV!
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« Reply #919 on: December 17, 2019, 09:27:36 pm »
Mad Men is one of the best tv series there has been, and although I didn’t work in the 50/60s hey day of advertising, I can still see lots of things that happen in the show that we’re similar to when I worked in agencies in the 90s.

Another great series is The Deuce, not sure if anyone has seen this? But the art direction is spot on - really feels like it is filmed in the 70s NY

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« Reply #920 on: December 17, 2019, 09:38:06 pm »
Mad Men is one of the best tv series there has been, and although I didn’t work in the 50/60s hey day of advertising, I can still see lots of things that happen in the show that we’re similar to when I worked in agencies in the 90s.

Another great series is The Deuce, not sure if anyone has seen this? But the art direction is spot on - really feels like it is filmed in the 70s NY

Two of my absolute favourites there. The last season of The Deuce was magnificent.

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« Reply #921 on: December 24, 2019, 03:13:28 pm »
THE MANDALORIAN ep 7...

"So you wanna help me kill him?.."
"No... Nope... Nope nope nope nope no no no nope no... No... Nope... No way... Nope..."
"He's imperial..."

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« Reply #922 on: December 24, 2019, 06:44:36 pm »
Treadstone is a series of Mortal Kombat fights glued together with a dumpster fire
I know violence is not the answer, I got it wrong on purpose

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« Reply #923 on: December 25, 2019, 02:16:02 pm »
Mad Men is one of the best tv series there has been, and although I didn’t work in the 50/60s hey day of advertising, I can still see lots of things that happen in the show that we’re similar to when I worked in agencies in the 90s.

Another great series is The Deuce, not sure if anyone has seen this? But the art direction is spot on - really feels like it is filmed in the 70s NY


Couldnt agree more, esp with MadMen. We collect vintage Herman Miller & Knoll so we like to try to spot stuff in our collection on the show


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« Reply #924 on: December 25, 2019, 02:30:58 pm »
On Watchmen now. Best show I’ve seen in quite a while. I’ve watched the Wire 2x’s. Likely the best thing ever on the small screen.

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« Reply #925 on: December 25, 2019, 05:25:44 pm »
I’ve had to save Watchmen for later as November/December was mental for me. I’m planning on nailing it next week while I still have some downtime.

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« Reply #926 on: December 25, 2019, 05:55:58 pm »
Haven’t seen the Watchmen yet but am quite fond of the music:




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« Reply #927 on: January 03, 2020, 12:11:22 pm »
TOP GEAR x-mas special was great... Now starting on the GRAND TOUR special that aired two weeks before that...

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« Reply #928 on: January 04, 2020, 07:25:41 pm »
The Expanse is the best Sci Fi I've watched in forever.

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« Reply #929 on: January 05, 2020, 02:02:39 pm »
Yeah I need to finally start watching S04...

But I'm stuck on 8 OUT OF 10 CATS. Not to be confused with 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN. Also very funny though... Jimmy Carr on praying...

"I'm an atheist of course so I don't call it praying... I call it whispering into the abyss..."