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« Reply #1305 on: September 17, 2021, 01:07:06 pm »
TED LASSO S02 was perfection IF you don't watch the x-mas ep. Don't watch the x-mas ep.

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« Reply #1306 on: September 17, 2021, 01:40:15 pm »
It was a bit odd. The show has a certain sweetness to it and they turned that up past 11.
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« Reply #1307 on: September 17, 2021, 02:22:51 pm »
It's wholesome as fuck and always operates on lvl 11 but there's usually a very thin sliver of darkness to counter all the sweetness... The x-mas ep had none plus it had carols... In AUGUST...

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« Reply #1308 on: September 17, 2021, 07:38:19 pm »
I agree with all of the sentiments regarding White Lotus. Wtf. I love/hated it.

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« Reply #1309 on: September 17, 2021, 08:13:31 pm »
Hahaha, I think I completely mentally blocked out the Christmas episode, that was shit…


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« Reply #1310 on: September 17, 2021, 08:32:19 pm »
It was surreal when the musical numbers broke out. The wholesomeness was cloying.

Another critique I have is around the sponsorship issue. That was a thing and then it was not a thing. It advanced a storyline of the team and management having each other’s backs now I guess but I feel like that thread should probably have had a little more to it.
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« Reply #1311 on: September 17, 2021, 09:28:24 pm »
I think for me it is all about the writing. The non stop jokes that are so subtle is something that really keeps me engaged. I also love the overwhelming sense of positivity, it's refreshing and I appreciate that they are pulling it off without it being obnoxious, so far anyway. Christmas episode notwithstanding  :D
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« Reply #1312 on: September 20, 2021, 04:24:34 pm »
I would agree with that by and large--but I would love to see more challenges and conflict--not a lot of them, that would throw of that kind of innocent balance the show has. But Season One had that with the storyline of the sabotage. It's a fine balance but the show is too saccharine without that tension IMO, so I think S2 has taken a step back overall.

Though I guess the intention is for Ted's mental health to be serve that role now, and I do applaud them for taking on that topic.

Note: I am a couple of episodes behind.
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« Reply #1313 on: September 27, 2021, 07:33:38 pm »
SQUID GAME: I hate all of the characters... All of them... Anyway... Onto ep 6...  ::)

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« Reply #1314 on: September 27, 2021, 07:44:04 pm »
Ya know, I was gonna start up squid game tonight, glad I'll hate everyone 🤣🤣

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« Reply #1315 on: September 27, 2021, 10:18:58 pm »
Oh Ted, what happened??? You seem to have lost your way... :(
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« Reply #1316 on: October 04, 2021, 10:48:37 am »
Oh KEN BURNS, you fucking maniac... Started watching BASEBALL: a film by Ken Burns. A film?.. Surely it'll be somewhat brief... Well... It's a 11-part (!) documentary, each episode spanning almost 2 hours... I just finished part 1... And got to 1890... And that's not a typo... 1890... No moving footage, it comprises of black and white pictures, stories and letters read out... It's fantastic...

The same nutter just released a 4 part doc on MUHAMED ALI... All in all almost 8 hours of footage... Can't wait...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108700/

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« Reply #1317 on: October 04, 2021, 01:59:06 pm »
I killed like 5 episodes of Squid Game last night because my wife actually asked to watch it.  It's surprisingly compelling and definitely entertaining if you can look past the "people are constantly dying" episode structure.

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« Reply #1318 on: October 04, 2021, 02:45:01 pm »
As a lover of SciFi, I am sorry to say that so far Apple TV's "Foundation" is (so far) very weak. Its one redeeming feature is that it's visually impressive. However, the characters are wooden. The overall story and the original concepts are excellent (thank you Isaac), but the TV rendition and subplots are feeble.

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« Reply #1319 on: October 04, 2021, 03:13:44 pm »
It's unfortunate scifi is usually so absolutely hit or miss, story wise