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Recently watched Park Chan-Wook's The Little Drummer Girl. For the most part, it's pretty good. It's a better, somewhat classier version of Homeland.

 

Enjoyed the score too. Sadly, doesn't seem to be available anywhere.

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On 2/26/2020 at 11:21 AM, Þekþiþm said:

 

 

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Dunno about you, but damn I miss Morena Baccarin and her willingness to disrobe from those early seasons. 

MILFiest MILF who ever MILFed.  

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The expected fatigue of long-running series notwithstanding, S10 has some fun going-on's, with occasional highlights like the MAGA hat but also David's irascibility at a ceiling level that lends the series some of its funniest moments (the slight store!). The contrivances are there as usual, but the rakish performers make you forget them.

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Yeah I enjoyed Lost Legacy a lot. Proved that you could tell a compelling story in that universe without Drake.

 

Although Naughty Dog is done with the franchise, I fully expect it to return from one of Sony’s other studios on PS5. 

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I finished a 8 week and 1 day (somewhat) speed-rewatch of How I Met Your Mother. The first three or four seasons are still very good, and while there's a notable drop afterwards and an increased tendency to confuse humour with plain profanity, there's still lots to enjoy and some of the best stuff afterwards. It's certainly two or three seasons too long, and it shows in S7 and S8, but the final season is generally very good, and the much-debated finale, which I liked well enough when it first came out, is actually spot on and probably among the top 5 episodes of the show. It's quite a feat to have a show running for 9 years (and in fact a few too many) and still deliver a consistent, surprising, and quite moving long con conclusion. Even more so when it's in fact not a con and the much-debated presumed twist is in fact the only way to stay true to everything the show has established up to that point.

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Hard disagree!  The ending was something they came up with during season 2 or 3 when the kids were about to age out of being able to play themselves unaging, and then years later they stuck to that ending they shot instead of realizing "oh shit, Ted and the mother have amazing chemistry, and barney and robin have amazing chemistry, let's change that old ending we shot where the mother died and robin and barney get divorced, and write new ending that is true to where we organically ended up with these characters in the years since we wrote that"

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But the entire series throughout has always come back to Ted and Robin, and while much of the sitcom material is based on cliches, there's always a bit of something more "real" than a "happily ever after" fairy tale. Plus it simply doesn't make sense to tell a 9 year long story about mostly Robin and the rest of the group and just a little bit about the mother it it's really just about meeting here and nothing else. And the whole concept of characters believing there's only one match for them and then finding out they were wrong is also set up long in advance.

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They forced it to come back to Ted and Robin because they had shot that ending.  Robin had way more chemistry with Barney than she ever had with Ted.  The Mother and Ted were a perfect match. Killing her off was stupid, and undoing all of Barney's growth in the final season was stupid too.  Bad decisions all around and I'm not surprised Carter & Bays haven't had a successful followup show yet

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12 hours ago, Sweeping Strings said:


Dunno about you, but damn I miss Morena Baccarin and her willingness to disrobe from those early seasons. 

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Mmm farrkk, nice little tits on her

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TV's highest paid star is leaving her show after 25 years. Judge Judith Scheindlin is ending her run. 47 million dollars a year and she is retiring.

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We binge watched through three seasons of The Good Place in two weekends, only to now find out there's no place to stream the first 8 episodes of Season 4.

 

Now we wait. 

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On 2/22/2020 at 5:23 PM, publicist said:

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I wouldn't think i would see in my lifetime Al Pacino in a comic-book re-imagining of the Holocaust, but there you have it, complete with shrill production design and glossy filters. Had to turn it off after one episode.

 

Well, we gave it a try, but you were right. Damn, that was a long first episode! I'm afraid we'll keep it at that. BTW, what's Prime's obsession with Nazis? The Man In The High Castle and now Hunters?

 

So instead of continuing with Hunters, I checked out Locke & Key on Netflix. The audience at home seems to love it, but nah, it's not for me either. It's more for kids and young teens. Sigh ... 

 

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We turned Locke off rather quickly 

I finished Hunters. I enjoyed every perverse moment.  What a joy to see poetic justice dished out. I was wrong it did make Germany look worse. I will watch season 2 sans Big Al. I love hating Nazi's. 

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13 hours ago, Þekþiþm said:

You people have no idea what you're missing in Homeland Season 8. The last few eps have been astronomically thrilling and suspenseful. Damn fine television!

 

Just like what you said about S8 of Game of Thrones. Everyone was wrong and you were right about that too.

 

Actually no, you just have terrible taste and untrustworthy judgement. "The masses" do actually get it right more often than not.

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It just seems Jay feels stung that the show isn't about Brody anymore, which would be petty since it's done other interesting and exciting things since then, especially Season 4's siege on the US embassy in Pakistan, the plot to bomb Berlin in Season 5, Quinn's tragic story in Season 6, and the DC intrigue of Season 7. Not to mention poor Carrie struggling with accommodating her daughter into her hectic and dangerous life. Season 8 is evidently tying up loose ends from Season 4, and the last two episodes to air so far this season were among the very best the show's offered.

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I don't give a crap about Brody, it's just not a very compelling show any more.  There's so many way better shows being made these days.  I'm glad you enjoy the show but please stop dragging me into your analysis.  I don't care.

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Saturday Night Live 45x12 JJ Watt / Luke Combs


The video game sketch was pretty funny

 


Saturday Night Live 45x13 RuPaul / Justin Bieber

 

ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

 

 

Saturday Night Live 45x14 John Mulaney / David Byrne

 

I haven't seen this Mulaney guy is much else (only heard him on Big Mouth I think) but everytime he hosts SNL it's a better-than-usual episode and this one was no exception.  I liked Michael Che giving up and drinking on air

 

 

Saturday Night Live 45x15 Daniel Craig / The Weeknd

 

One of the better SNL eps in a long while.  Craig was really good the whole night, from the opening James Bond sketch to the pretty damn funny Quotes sketch.  Too bad the return of Debbie Downer was sub-par, though.

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The day before yesterday I finally managed to finish The Good Place.

 

I really liked the finale, heartwarming and adequate to each character. It's pretty rare to see a show providing such satisfatory endings for every character, and I loved the brought up other people that haven't been on the show in a long time: Doug Forcett, Mindy St. Clair, Derek, etc.

 

On the other hand, even the guy who liked frogs returned, but where's Simone? She just ran away and never returned to the show, when even the gossip guy did. And she was a crucial character on S3 and S4.

 

I was also a little disappointed that Michael

 

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became a human at already an advanced age. I thought he was going to have a human life since birth. He never experienced childhood, growing up, being young, marriage, etc., which are all crucial parts of human experience, he came to Earth at, what, on his 60s, 70s?

 

Aside from that, a great ending for the show.

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Simone was definitely in the last episode, at the big dinner scene.

 

The only returning character they couldn't get for the finale was Eleanor's mom, because the actress was unavailable

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I've started a rewatch of Futurama - first time I've really watched it in probably a decade. God I've missed it - damn good television. I was pretty disappointed it didn't make it to Disney+ like The Simpsons did. Not sure if it's due to the content or some ownership issues with the show & Fox. I've had to buy the seasons on YouTube since I don't do DVDs/Blu-ray anymore.

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6 minutes ago, Jay said:

Simone was definitely in the last episode, at the big dinner scene.

 

 

I guess they should've given her a line of dialogue, something that at least acknowledged her importance to the main story arc (specially Chidi's) over the last 2 seasons. Even Doug and John had interactions with Chidi and Tahani on the final episode. 

 

Also, Doug's original actor (Chuck from Better Call Saul) was unavailable as well, right? Because they did recast a younger version of him, which at least made a decent joke.

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Modern Family 11x13 Paris

Modern Family 11x14 Spuds

 

The show is really limping to the finish lean, here's hoping they have something genuinely interested to do in the final 4 episodes

 

 

Schitt's Creek 6x04 Maid of Honour

Schitt's Creek 6x05 The Premiere

Schitt's Creek 6x06 The Wingman

Schitt's Creek 6x07 Moira Rosé

Schitt's Creek 6x08 The Presidential Suite

Schitt's Creek 6x09 Rebound

 

This show on the other hand is delivering a final season as good as its best work.  Stevey finding her way and Johnny expanding the business has been good.  David and Patrick continue to be an amazing couple.  Alexis and Ted's breakup was crushing, though.  They really wrote it in such a way that you just have to accept that it makes the most sense but it still sucks.  Why does David get a soul mate but not Alexis?  I am wondering if he will return eventually in the final 5 episodes.

 

 

Brooklyn 99 7x01 Manhunter

Brooklyn 99 7x02 Captain Kim

Brooklyn 99 7x03 Pimemento

Brooklyn 99 7x04 The Jimmy Jab Games II

Brooklyn 99 7x05 Debbie

Brooklyn 99 7x06 Trying

 

Another show that's been pretty consistent and never really had wildly differing quality from season to season.  Vanessa Bayer's two episodes were pretty funny as was the usual Pimento Ep.  Doug Judy this week!

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6 minutes ago, Edmilson said:

 

I guess they should've given her a line of dialogue, something that at least acknowledged her importance to the main story arc (specially Chidi's) over the last 2 seasons. Even Doug and John had interactions with Chidi and Tahani on the final episode. 

 

Also, Doug's original actor (Chuck from Better Call Saul) was unavailable as well, right? Because they did recast a younger version of him, which at least made a decent joke.

 

But that WAS the original actor, he's been on the wall in the painting since the pilot episode.  Michael McKean was the recast as an older version, not the other way around.

 

And I'm pretty sure I recall that Simone DID have dialogue in the final episode.  Maybe you watched some edited-down, shorter re-cut of the final episode?  As aired in the US, it was much longer than a standard double-length episode.

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28 minutes ago, Jay said:

But that WAS the original actor, he's been on the wall in the painting since the pilot episode.  Michael McKean was the recast as an older version, not the other way around.

 

 

Really? I didn't know that, on this case, that was a pretty good joke.

 

29 minutes ago, Jay said:

And I'm pretty sure I recall that Simone DID have dialogue in the final episode.  Maybe you watched some edited-down, shorter re-cut of the final episode?  As aired in the US, it was much longer than a standard double-length episode.

 

I don't think so, the version I watched, on Netflix, was 54 minutes long without commercials. I guess the creators had a lot to deal already and couldn't find a satisfying way to fit her.

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I dunno man, I remember her being there and having dialogue >shrug<

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The Outsider

 

Pretty decent 10-episode mini-series that just finished up on HBO.  First two episodes are very True-Detective-esque, with Ben Mendelsohn as a small town detective working on a child murder case where the primary suspect (Jason Bateman) seems to have inexplicably been out of state when it happened despite his DNA being on the body.  These early episodes don't have any supernatural elements and you wonder if Steven King wrote a more straight-forward story for a change.  But then episodes 3 and 4 bring in the show's biggest strength, Cynthia Erivo as private investigator Holly Gibney, and now the show really takes off as she goes around investigating and pretty much cracks the entire case, and it's supernatural Macguffin, by the end of the fourth episode.

 

At this point the show SERIOUSLY slows down and sort of drags its feet for episodes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 until finally there's a pretty big and pretty satisfying conclusion in episode 10.  So, a long way to get there and a bit uneven in pacing throughout, but in the end, an overall satisfying little show with all the hallmarks of modern prestige television (great cinematography and acting).  Of course if supernatural stories aren't your thing, look elsewhere ... and despite having a solid wrap-up, don't be shocked if good ratings lead to a sequel season at some point.

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