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#9821  Postby Macdoc » Feb 05, 2018 3:11 am

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#9822  Postby scott1328 » Feb 08, 2018 2:28 pm

Macdoc wrote:Hmmm is 12.36 EST and no Altered Carbon yet :(



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Watched two episodes, and am having trouble enjoying it. It tries too much to be Blade Runner.

The leading man is pretty to look at and he often forgets to wear a shirt, but often goes to Austin Powers extremes to preserve his modesty. However, the actor who played in Marc Antony years ago is not shy about showing the whole package in this series either.

Never fear though, there is an abundance of bare breasts.
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#9823  Postby Thommo » Feb 08, 2018 2:33 pm

It was excessively violent and sexy, but alright. The mystery and setting were pretty fun and I quite enjoyed the theme of the corrupt elites subjugating everyone else.

Also, not just breasts, more than one instance of full frontal. I don't think I've seen anything quite so gratuitous since Spartacus Blood and Sand.
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#9824  Postby scott1328 » Feb 08, 2018 2:36 pm

Thommo wrote:It was excessively violent and sexy, but alright. The mystery and setting were pretty fun and I quite enjoyed the theme of the corrupt elites subjugating everyone else.

It's a trope that has been done to death, and done better a million times.

Also, not just breasts, more than one instance of full frontal. I don't think I've seen anything quite so gratuitous since Spartacus Blood and Sand.

You say that like its a bad thing.
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#9825  Postby Thommo » Feb 08, 2018 2:37 pm

I don't mean to. It's just an observation.

In terms of the theme, I felt it picked up later in the series when you see the disfunction and corruption that their ambition has caused to themselves. Rather than going for the oppressed minority overthrowing them, they essentially bring about their own downfall by internal strife.

I quite enjoyed a few of the sci fi elements as well. The AI hotel, a lot of the visual and graphic design. They made use of the technology to flesh out the ordinary lives of the family and how it impacts on daily life, like having deceased family visit for holidays in a fresh "sleeve".

It was very soft sci fi though. The central technology was never really explained, and there was no real exploration of its moral or philosophical implications. The world had apparently progressed incredibly fast in the hundred years from the present day until 2100ish and then completely stopped developing, with every single technology and element of culture being familiar to a man thrown forward 250 years, which seemed silly. One could also argue that the complete lack of any integration of subcultures in the US was a bit weird. One would expect rather less cultural insularity 350 years from now, rather than having distinctly hispanic/Catholic/Spanish speaking families who look like the parents are fresh immigrants with no admixture and distinct Muslim families and so on.

Anyway, I enjoyed it well enough, it didn't drag out for all that many episodes.
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#9826  Postby Animavore » Feb 13, 2018 2:18 am

The League of Gentlemen is hilarious. :rofl:

The Mighty Boosh; not so much.
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#9827  Postby Scot Dutchy » Feb 13, 2018 10:17 am

Only the first time round then it becomes tedious.

The Mighty Boosh does not even make it the first time round.
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#9828  Postby Fallible » Feb 13, 2018 1:34 pm

Inside Number 9 tonight. :eager:
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#9829  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 13, 2018 1:36 pm

only repeats, dear - last week's was the last one...xx
i think they're going back to series 2, which is on netflix anyway...
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#9830  Postby Fallible » Feb 13, 2018 1:43 pm

Bollox...
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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#9831  Postby newolder » Feb 13, 2018 1:50 pm

Animavore wrote:The League of Gentlemen is hilarious. :rofl:

The Mighty Boosh; not so much.


People who agree with this sentiment (e.g. me) also find this season's Two Doors Down to be ridiculously funny.

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#9832  Postby Scot Dutchy » Feb 13, 2018 3:37 pm

Sorry it does nothing for me. Very... boring.
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#9833  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 13, 2018 4:20 pm

adore the league of gentlemen - but then i adore everything they're rooted in and their influences...same with inside no. 9

never clicked with the mighty boosh for some reason...fall likes it more, i think...

caught a little of the above 'two doors down' and can't say it blew me away....

best tv comedy i;ve caught up with recently was the detectorists...
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#9834  Postby newolder » Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm

UncertainSloth wrote:adore the league of gentlemen - but then i adore everything they're rooted in and their influences...same with inside no. 9

never clicked with the mighty boosh for some reason...fall likes it more, i think...

caught a little of the above 'two doors down' and can't say it blew me away....

best tv comedy i;ve caught up with recently was the detectorists...

Detectorists was superb too. "Blew me away" - is that a reference to "Eric's colon trouble" episode aired last week?

ETA Ooops! Forgot the clip link...
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#9835  Postby Fallible » Feb 13, 2018 5:32 pm

:tehe:
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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#9836  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Sorry it does nothing for me. Very... boring.


beauty of opinion...

genuine question - what sitcoms/comedy/comedians do you like?
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#9837  Postby Scot Dutchy » Feb 13, 2018 7:12 pm

UncertainSloth wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Sorry it does nothing for me. Very... boring.


beauty of opinion...

genuine question - what sitcoms/comedy/comedians do you like?


Sitcoms of this era are boring. Present day comedians none really. I think it is really an age thing. It seems all very much artificial. So made up it hurts. We (my generation) were doing everything a fresh. I used to watch the Fringe in the Edinburgh Festival and saw many up and coming new stars. They were fresh and vibrant. Peter Cook and Dudley Moor were fantastic live as was the Cambridge Footlights from which came so much. Now they win a talent competition and think they are great. No not much makes me laugh these days but that is the same here. The Dutch had great cabaret artists but that has also gone. America has had such an influence. American comedy really does everything that comedy should not do.
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#9838  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 13, 2018 7:41 pm

i meant out of any, not just modern - there are very few modern ones i really like

cook & moore were brilliant...the footlights era we grew up in was already wearing the influence of the era you saw, i was lucky enough to have older siblings who could introduce me to the older stuff while i embraced the new...

and agree - there's very little in american humour that makes me laugh....;)
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#9839  Postby Animavore » Feb 13, 2018 8:43 pm

Also watching Psychoville. Lol.
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#9840  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 13, 2018 8:43 pm

ah, brilliant....
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