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On 9-2-2018 at 8:02 PM, KK said:

Second one had a good concept (helicopter parenting), but didn't use it very well.

 

I think you'll enjoy the fifth episode Alex.

 

I love the unstoppable threat (Duel, The Terminator, No Country For Old Men) but this one didn't do it for me. The dog was really well done, though.

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Finished watching HBO's Rome. Overall I really liked it. Well acted and interesting characters and the interesting reconstructions of everyday Roman life. I loved how they showed the system of belief, morality and customs. Not sure exactly how accurate they may be but it was still my favourite part of it all, followed by quite well-rounded characters. I just the wish the narrative wasn't as choppy. It all feels very rushed, omitting certain important historical events and constantly jumping forward in time and changing context, mostly at the expense of character development. Yes, I do know it was planned as a five-season saga that was cancelled while writing season 2. In quite an amazing feat, they managed to compress seasons 3 and 4 essentially into 4-5 episodes. It mostly works and results in a story that feels fairly self-contained and complete but it also left me wanting bit more. Other thing that bothered me slightly was how conveniently plotted it all was sometimes. Titus and Vorenus become entangled in so many important historical events that it becomes quite unbelievable as the series progresses. Obviously, it doesn't look as expensive and lavish now as it did back in the day but it still comes recommended. Good stuff.

 

Karol

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10 hours ago, crocodile said:

Titus and Vorenus become entangled in so many important historical events that it becomes quite unbelievable as the series progresses.

 

They are the C3PO and R2D2 of the show, a show that got slightly weaker after the death of Julius Caesar, not only because they compressed seasons 3 & 4 into 5 episodes, but because I missed the presence of Ciaran Hinds (who played Caesar). 

 

My favorite bits (moments that made the most impression on me) are Servilia condemning Atia at her doorstep all day and all night long. And the most poignant moment of the whole series is Cicero's last moments in his garden.

 

About leaving you wanting more, I felt the same, and so I watched I, Claudius after I finished Rome. It doesn't look as ravishing as Rome but ultimately it's the superior show.

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On 04/02/2018 at 12:51 AM, nightscape94 said:

Probably try to run through Altered Carbon on Sunday.  I'm curious about it.

 

Loved it, and I even don't talk about the male nudity! :)

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I just started Ozark on Netflix.

 

The ABC of money laundering LOL!

 

I love series like this, where the humor comes from dark and not comedic situations, it remembers me a little bit Breaking Bad, although this series has a lot more rhythm than Breaking Bad and it's not as gloomy.

 

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2 hours ago, Bespin said:

I just started Ozark on Netflix.

 

The ABC of money laundering LOL!

 

I love series like this, where the humor comes from dark and not comedic situations, it remembers me a little bit Breaking Bad, although this series has a lot more rhythm than Breaking Bad and it's not as gloomy.

 

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I liked it. Bateman is really good in this. Waiting for Season 2 now.

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I only watched like the first three "episodes" for Stargate Origins. I think there's 6 so far...not sure.  This series is complete garbage and goes against everything from the original movie and the established TV series.  


You see Connor Tinneer and it's cool to see a big name attached to a "show" like this but it looks like it's a low budget thing.  It's also a web series and only 10 minutes per "episode". 

The Stargate itself looks ugly and too new.  It doesn't look nearly as good as it did for the original movie and SG-1.

 

Count me out of this series.

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Lol there was just a commercial during the Oscars for the final season of House of Cards, says its coming this fall

 

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Started The Deuce. Right off the bat, I'm liking this. Great characters, excellent art direction. David Simon is on fire. His New York is gorgeous in its ugliness. A perfect antidote to Jessica Jones season 2.

 

Karol - who think it's a real shame the box sets of Treme are so expensive, I want to watch the whole thing. 

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Just watched the second half of Amazon's Tick series. Love how comic-booky the series gets its second half, considering how strangely serious the first half-was. A bit weird to watch a Tick series with a legit story-arc, but it actually works. Serafinowicz is a good Tick, and Griffin Newman is a great Arthur, also Jackie Earle Haley is practically unrecognizable as The Terror. I especially loved Townsend Coleman's voice cameo in the last episode, which was a really nice touch. Good stuff. 

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On 11/03/2018 at 3:51 PM, Alexcremers said:

 

Hmmm ... Thanks for reminding me about The Deuce.

It's actually very good Alex. You do appreciate both The Wire and Treme so this shouldn't be any different. This show is obviously not as grand (yet) as the former but it is probably more exciting to watch than the latter. It is both disgusting and fascinating to watch - the way it portrays sex in such a dispassionate documentary-like way. What distinguishes it is quite impressive art direction. It has the glamour of the 1970's New York to go for it which makes it more visually interesting than either. And since I've watched the entire season in less than a day should tell you how much I enjoyed it. Good stuff, already looking forward to season 2.

 

Karol

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