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Saw a lot of that but it was one of those shows where you drift away from and and forget to carry on with it for no reason. Really good series, great characters - very British writing.

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3 Episodes of The Mandalorian. It's Star Wars at its most Western. Looks good and expensive for the most part but the shootout scene in Episode 3 look somewhat TV-ish.

 

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Just now, Holko said:

Rewatched My Brilliant Friend. Still brilliant. Season 2 please!

 

Never came across that Blu-ray they had announced a long time ago. 

 

 

The Mandalorian Episode 4. 

 

He's a one-man A-Team rescuing the Indians. 

 

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12 minutes ago, Alexcremers said:

Never came across that Blu-ray they had announced a long time ago. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brilliant-Friend-Blu-ray-Elisa-Genio/dp/B07L9M6Z6T/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=my+brilliant+friend+bluray&qid=1578860487&sr=8-1 ?

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Just now, Holko said:

 

Amazon UK? UK?! The UK doesn't like us, Holko. I was hoping to stumble upon it in the MediaMarkt. 

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Oh. Stumbling upon things in MediaMarkt is feebler than quickly using the no-customs window while it's still open, though.

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Watching the National Championship football game. Geaux Tigers.

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Schitt's Creek 6x01 Smoke Signals

 

A wonderful start to the final season.  Not really liking that they seem to be setting up that it will all take place before Alexis joins Ted in the Galapagos, which would mean no Ted appearances, but we'll see where it goes.  Moira in the closet was pretty funny but the trip to the creek with the indecent exposure was a little odd.  The wedding sequence payoff with the reason why the first Sundays are discounted was hilarious, especially with the pork chops button during the final scene :)

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The Good Place 4x10 You've Changed, Man


Well that was... ehhhhhhh

 

The middle of the season got so good with episodes 7,8,9, and then the month hiatus increased hype and we get... a lot of exposition and philosophical theorycrafting at the expense of comedy and character development.  I guess it was inevitable that the writers would have to have their characters explain some sort of ideal afterlife at some point in the show, but it was frankly a little boring to just have them lay it out while others listened.  Part of the problem was the stakes created, of them having to come up with it in 30 minutes before the judge marbelizes all the Janets and destroys the Earth, just didn't ever feel like an actual danger at all - probably because that deadline started 2 episodes prior!

 

I did enjoy the newly minted charismatic and sure of himself Chidi, and the touching scene between Sean and Michael.  Certainly the most character development Sean's ever gotten!

 

3 episodes left!

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Dracula

 

This new Netflix miniseries was awesome! Just an engaging crash course in modern hammy schlock full of hilarity and depravity. No wonder everyone else hated it on IMDb, it barely conforms to the traditional Stoker lore and runs with its own thing with the showrunners' puhgrethivithm that oddly fits well with Dracula's creepy pervertedness anyway. That said, the bloke playing the title role is likely to rank high on people's favourite Dracula lists, and the chick playing two distant generations of Van Helsing gave me a chuckle with her accent and hysterical lines like "Who gave Dracula ze wyfy pashwerrrd?!" My only disappointment was the David Arnold score – too bland and anonymous.

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Finished The Witcher.

Grimdark mumbo jumbo which is undoubtedly wobbly as heck in its first season, yet I still quite enjoyed it. Sum of its parts and all that, there's just something about this motley crew of hot mages and heart of gold killers that is mystifyingly moreish. That the story and characterisation are sometimes conveyed in a broadly abstract and often downright vague sense lends it just enough of a degree of nutty peculiarity as merit that I can't help but be into it.

 

Seemingly peppered with plot holes throughout (or is it?), this is not a show for the rationally fussy or the literal minded. Certainly not a fantasy series for Jason and Thor, I don't think. The nonlinear structure of the story and the conceptual logic built into the Witcher universe in TV adaptation form would no doubt play havoc with a more nitpicky disposition, perhaps justifiably. You have been warned! Alternatively, chill out and try to go along with it and there is plenty to like here already (the two main leads are excellent) and I reckon the difficult groundwork is laid soundly for the sequel next year. 3 out of 5 from me.

 

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On 1/14/2020 at 3:13 PM, Jurassic Shark said:

 

The Brazilian one?

No not the fagala Jesus one. 

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Once upon a time we used to be famous for our soccer players, samba and the beautiful, exotic landscapes of Rio. Now we're famous because of a Netflix special starring a gay Jesus has inspired a terrorist attempt. Is it too late to say I'm from Argentina?

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Modern Family 11x10 The Prescott

 

Wow, that was shockingly one of the best episodes they've had in years, certainly the best since the Vegas episode, which this was clearly modeled after (even featuring Stephen Merchant again, who was very funny)

 

 

Modern Family 11x12 Legacy

 

What the fuck was this shit?  That made no sense.  Poor Fred Willard.  Why wasn't his grandkids at the memorial?  Why was the memorial so short?  Why wasn't his wife mentioned?  WTF is up with this shit?

 

 

Schitt's Creek 6x02 The Incident

 

That was really sweet, I loved the "day in the life" approach to David and Patrick. Alexis is so funny helping Moria out with PR on social media.  The B plot of Johnny and Stevie potentially buying another motel and Stevie telling Johnny at the end what she wants from life, and his reply to her, was fantastic.  Final season is shaping up to be wonderful.

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The Good Place 4x11 Mondays, Am I Right?

 

Yea..... I dunno.  There was a lot of funny stuff this week; All of Vicyi's scenes were glorious, and Jason was on fire ("you telled me..." / "chess... MATE!").. and the Chidi/Eleanor romance was really sweet.  No to mention the Tahani scene in Vicky's scenario was a great call back to the old family dynamics she had on earth when she was alive.  But somehow, these final episodes aren't adding up to being more than the sum of their parts, it's somehow less than.  I think there's just no sense of stakes or drama at all, it's just a bunch of stuff happening and that's that.


That being said, I am intrigued by our four heroes going to the actual Good Place at the end of the episode, so it will be interesting to see what they have in store for us this week there.

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Curb S10e01 ;)

 

On 1/22/2020 at 2:09 PM, Quintus said:

 

And preliminary thoughts are that it's more "curby" than last season (3 years ago), even if David still continues to evolve the character into more of an OTT sociopath of near cartoony proportions. I preferred the subtlety of older Curb; the way it would gradually ramp up the absurdity as a tension device back then, all for the big punchline at the end, it was sheer comedy genius. But now the carefully pitched choreography has all but been thrown out and replaced with a nigh on endless amount of sight gags and anti PC commentary throughout the 39min runtime of the first episode. It's okay though: because it's funny.

 

#MeToo, Harvey Weinstein and Trump supporters were all themes of this episode (years ago David would have awarded each of these targets an episode to themselves), and it was as ruthlessly uncaring as Curb ever was in weaving them together into plot which hopefully saw David set up a season arc which is going to involve him being accused of being a sexual assaulting creep. Because he hasn't done that one for a while.

 

Larry just needs to calm it down a touch. He needs to trust us not to become impatient. We don't need belligerent humour every other minute.

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12 hours ago, KK said:

I don't know where I gave up, but I got pretty bored with the new season. 

 

8 hours ago, Quintus said:

I've watched around five of them and it's bad. Although, read the reviews and they'd have you think it is a masterpiece.

 

The first 5-6 episodes of Season 4 were pretty lame, then things turned around and finally got interesting through episodes 7,8, and especially 9.  Then they took a month off and since coming back, episodes 10 and 11 have been... underwhelming.  Here's hoping 12 tonight, and the hour-long finale 13 and 14 next week, is worth the early slog!

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Avenue 5 1x01 I Was Flying

 

Well that was, well, just not very good, was it?  Definitely a good premise, with a bunch of good actors.  Hugh Laurie was great as the captain, Zach Woods was great playing a guy finally very different from his Office/Silicon Valley persona, and I liked the engineer lady and the lady running Mission control.  Josh Gad was annoying though, and all the passengers were REALLY annoying.  And other than the general premise, the actual plot of this episode was pretty boring and really nothing new.  The tone was also all over the place, broad comedy mixed with satire mixed with serious sci-fi mixed with sitcom-y moments.. it's like the writers just through a bunch of stuff at the wall and will see what sticks as the season goes on or something.

 

We'll give it a few more episodes because I feel you can't judge any new show - ESPECIALLY comedies - from one episode, but man, this was a pretty limp first impression.  Absolutely NOTHING like Veep, at all.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm 10x01 Happy New Year!

 

Ahhh, now that's more like it!  I laughed HARD, MANY times throughout this episode!  Jeff being mistaken for Harvey Weinstein!  Larry wearing a MAGA hat to get rid of Phil Rosenthal!  Larry touching the breast of the waitress that thought he was ogling her!  Cheryl getting a face full of talcum powder!  Larry opening a rival to Mocha Joe's out of spite!  Richard Lewis and Leon were great too!  I enjoyed this premiere quite a bit!

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10 hours ago, Stefancos said:

 

How is Pilkington when he's doing something scripted?


Surprisingly effective!

 

It’s got a similar feel - ironically - to Gervais’ Afterlife.  

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4 episodes of HBO's The Night Of ... Have to disagree with Jay and Pubs. I had issues with the first episode but I'm gradually starting the like the show more and more. Strangely enough, the Blu-ray doesn't work on my regular Blu-ray player (it even switches off when I try to play it) so I have to use the PS3 which is still attached to my Samsung Plasma TV. I have forgotten how beautiful Plasma can be.

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And how do you feel about the endless scenes of John Turturro working on his disgusting feet? 

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Schitt's Creek 6x03 The Job Interview

 

Another wonderful and funny episode.  Everything with Alexis and Ted, especially Twyla's scenes were really great.  Steveie and David's job interview stuff was funny, but I kind of don't understand why she wants to go from owning a hotel to being a flight attendant... seems like a massive backwards step.  Or maybe it's only a backwards step money wise, and she just wants to travel?  Bob in his leather outfit was HILARIOUS!  But damn it's sad things didn't work out with his wife, especially since that plot point seemed to exist solely to get Roland an Jocelyn in as business partners with Johnny.  We'll see where that goes!

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Finished Broadchurch. Terrific! Will shortly be starting Homeland S4, also watching Twin Peaks (well, rewatching it after 25+ years), True Detective S1 and Westworld S1.

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