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#11961  Postby Macdoc » Mar 26, 2022 9:12 am

Never could tackle The WIre - too American. Had the same issue with Breaking Bad.
The Americans however was brilliant.
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#11962  Postby Macdoc » Mar 26, 2022 9:16 am


Brilliant.
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#11963  Postby Marcus Hadrianus » Mar 26, 2022 9:30 am

Macdoc wrote:Never could tackle The WIre - too American. Had the same issue with Breaking Bad.
The Americans however was brilliant.

The Americans was awesome (my only objection is the last season - imo it was boring and the finale was imho simply ridiculous; other than that I really enjoyed it)
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#11964  Postby Marcus Hadrianus » Apr 01, 2022 6:19 pm

Amazon's Reacher :lol:
Ass kicking was never that fun

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#11965  Postby aufbahrung » Apr 01, 2022 7:02 pm

New Ipcress File is almost. Not quite as good as the original movie.

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#11966  Postby don't get me started » Jun 07, 2022 3:42 am

Just watched 'Night Sky' on Amazon Prime.
Well, that was a treat. J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek play an aging couple in typical small town mid-west America.
They live their lives, go about their business and proceed through the mild perturbations and minor interpersonal conflicts that are the warp and weft of life.
Oh, they also have a secret chamber under their garden shed that leads to a portal to another solar system...

The thing I liked about this was the sheer normality of the lives lived by the characters. So used am I to dramas where every emotional response is dialed up to 11, every conflict of interest leads to a blazing row, every past sadness is a burning trauma that infuses a character's whole being, it was really refreshing to see normal people being normal.
The parts were played to perfection by Simmons and Spacek.

The Sci-fi aspect of the story ended up being a kind of side issue...and you know what? I kind of liked it that way.
"Go and look at the vista of an alien world today?"
"Nah, got some errands to run in town. You want anything from the store?"

Hoping there is a series 2.

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#11967  Postby Macdoc » Jun 09, 2022 12:09 pm

Bingeing this

Enjoying it.
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#11968  Postby Macdoc » Jun 18, 2022 10:10 am


not bad but rhe lead is nuts

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5 seasons

has a CSI feel
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#11969  Postby Macdoc » Jun 22, 2022 8:39 am

watching the original Korean version now ...


can't locate a reliable Season 5 on the remake :(

This is okay tho - I don't mind subtitles and different cultures are interesting to see.
The two lead surgeons are similarlt cast as well. Enjoying it.
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#11970  Postby cyberomega » Aug 13, 2022 5:22 pm



Just binged Sandman. Always look forward to Neil Gaiman related projects and I enjoyed it. Starts off with someone wanting to summon Death, so he can get his dead son back. He gets her brother 'Dream' instead, I can't say much more without spoilers. It's a bit of fun and I enjoyed it.
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#11971  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 13, 2022 11:24 pm

Unusually, I also binge-watched Sandman (albeit continually fell asleep and had to find out where I was in the series) - visually, it's a treat, and I love the mythos... but the acting was weak and so many story hooks were resolved in a simplistic or pointless way. The contest between Sandman and Hell is a case in point.
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#11972  Postby cyberomega » Aug 30, 2022 3:23 pm

Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl/Raising Hope), has just put out a new show called 'Sprung'. About a bunch of non-violent offenders released from prison because of the Coronavirus (show is based when the pandemic had just started). I like Greg Garcia's stuff, it's funny without trying to be dark or obscene, and you generally end up even liking the 'bad people' to some extent. Everyone in the show is very everyday human, flawed, like all of us. Seen the first four episodes so far and enjoying it.

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#11973  Postby cyberomega » Sep 30, 2022 12:01 pm

Taskmaster season 14 has begun!

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#11974  Postby cyberomega » Oct 15, 2022 7:42 pm



Latest iteration of Let the Right One In. Man looking for a cure to help his daughter who was turned into a vampire. Provides her with sustenance from himself and 'undesirables'. Moved back to their home city, since a spate of unexplained and unsolved killings would be a good cover for her 'meal plan'.
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#11975  Postby don't get me started » Nov 25, 2022 1:12 pm

Andor.

Now, I was yet a lad in 1977 when I queued for 3 hours to see Star Wars. My young self was blown away. I'd never seen anything as exciting in all my life. I watched the second and third installments but gradually lost my enthusiasm. I guess I was just getting a bit older and the cartoonish elements of the Star Wars story just didn't do it for me any more. I was less than enthralled by the prequel trilogy and was kind of dismissive of friends of my age who still really got into the Star Wars vibe.

Can't even remember watching some of the later movies...although I suppose I must have. All except 'Rogue One: A Star Wars story'. It seemed to have a seriousness and maturity that I found rather lacking in the main sequence stories.

Well, this 12 part series deals with the backstory of the hero of Rogue One, the titular Cassian Andor. I've been gripped. No lightsabre duels or using the force or wacky alien sidekicks here. This is a complex and well thought out story that really fleshes out the notion of what it means to be in rebellion against a tyrannical power structure like the empire. The story is a deeply political, perfectly scripted, excellently acted narrative. Some reviewers disliked it because they thought the pace was too slow...yeah, I suppose in this age of limited attention span internet clickbait that is a danger. I found it perfectly paced and am thinking of going back to the beginning and doing a re-watch.

Season two has been greenlit.

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