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Old 09-22-2022, 05:05 PM   #3851
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I know it's network so shouldn't really count, but I'm watching it on Paramount+ so it's a steaming loophole.

Quite liked Quantum Leap 2022 first episode. Sure some of the acting is poor even by network TV standards, but it's got a healthy chunk of the original cheesiness so it's a winner for me.

Loved the original when I was young, so I watched. I thought it was just kind of meh. They spent a lot of time in the control room, making the leap itself underdeveloped, and it didn't have the same fun/humor the Sam/Al relationship had. That said, I'll watch some more and see if they find their stride.
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Old 09-22-2022, 05:58 PM   #3852
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New Quantum Leap is well written but holy shit they got some bad actors in it.
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Old 09-22-2022, 06:01 PM   #3853
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Andor. Big thumbs up

Srsly?

My wall has been filled with absolute hate for every single aspect of it. "I give up, the franchise has been murdered" level of hate.

Giant {shrug} to me, I was merely surprised to see someone say anything good about it after seeing a reliable flow of vitriol otherwise.
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Old 09-22-2022, 06:03 PM   #3854
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You live in a backward world though, where up is down and losing is winning and massively positive reviews are bad.
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Old 09-22-2022, 06:13 PM   #3855
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You live in a backward world though, where up is down and losing is winning and massively positive reviews are bad.

It's not really something I care about one way or another, only reason I know it even exists because I was seeing it savaged by every person on my socials who commented on it (half dozen, give or take). And they're actually a pretty diverse group literally covering both coasts and about a four decade age range.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:02 PM   #3856
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It's the best Star Wars show outside of The Mandalorian if it continues the level from Episodes 1-3.

Maybe the slow burn approach and the lack of light sabers, explosions, and blasters was their problem?
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Old 09-23-2022, 02:16 AM   #3857
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Srsly?

My wall has been filled with absolute hate for every single aspect of it. "I give up, the franchise has been murdered" level of hate.

Giant {shrug} to me, I was merely surprised to see someone say anything good about it after seeing a reliable flow of vitriol otherwise.

I wasnít convinced it needed to exist but now that itís out there Iím happy they made it. Itís mining a good time period with some great storytelling so far. Iím happy none of the skywalker stuff is in it.

Itís (potentially) as good as the Mandalorian and so far better than Obi Wan and the disappointing Boba Fett show.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:06 AM   #3858
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I just finished Sins of our Mother, a 3-episode documentary about the story a few years ago where 2 kids went missing and their mother and stepfather refused to tell anyone where they were or what happened to them. Absolutely bonkers.

I don't even remember this story. I spent all three episodes just saying "How?" and "What?".

I will never understand our legal system.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:42 AM   #3859
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I'm pretty sure there's people who watch all the Star Wars stuff but hate everything since Empire Strikes Back.

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Old 09-23-2022, 12:18 PM   #3860
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That’s my brother-in-law. He especially seems to resent having strong female characters.
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:38 PM   #3861
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I just watched the first three episodes of Andor. I thought it was great.

Already the show has easily the best dialogue of any Star Wars movie or show, with the potential exception of Empire.

The action scenes were good. The characters are great. The concept is cool. They never once went to Tatooine.

Could eventually be on par with The Mandalorian, already much better than Fett or Obi Wan.

Very much looking forward to more!
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:42 PM   #3862
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I don't even remember this story. I spent all three episodes just saying "How?" and "What?".

I will never understand our legal system.

That was a huge, national story for weeks and then popped up again months later when they found the bodies.
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Old 09-23-2022, 07:00 PM   #3863
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Andor's first 2 episodes = yawn, wake me up when something is happening

3rd episode was pretty good.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:21 PM   #3864
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Rings of Power ep 5.

Durin & Elrond continue to be the best story line so far. Never knew that about the special ore.

All the others, not so much.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:25 PM   #3865
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Rings of Power ep 5.
Never knew that about the special ore.

Which is why I pretend the series has nothing to do with Middle-Earth.
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:11 PM   #3866
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IIRC, Amazon paid either 125M or 250M just for the rights, which, OK, they're swimming in money.

But I have to feel they could have used a fraction of that money to commission spec scripts from a variety of fantasy and/or scifi writers that could have been more easily turned into compelling TV than attempting to create compelling out of pre-existing IP with the significant restrictions on usage that we know about.
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:23 PM   #3867
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Rings of Power ep 5.

Durin & Elrond continue to be the best story line so far. Never knew that about the special ore.

All the others, not so much.
Are you talking about Mithril? That is what Bilbo's mail shirt is made of. It is mentioned many times through both the Hobbit and the LOTR.
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:42 PM   #3868
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Are you talking about Mithril? That is what Bilbo's mail shirt is made of. It is mentioned many times through both the Hobbit and the LOTR.

I absolutely hate how people overpronounce that word.
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Old 09-24-2022, 02:01 PM   #3869
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Are you talking about Mithril? That is what Bilbo's mail shirt is made of. It is mentioned many times through both the Hobbit and the LOTR.

Yes, Mithril.

I was referring to the other thing it was used for besides armor.
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Old 09-24-2022, 04:25 PM   #3870
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Haven't watched Rings of Power yet (waiting for all episodes to be out, not ready to go back to non-binge habits yet ) but one of my favourite things surrounding it is Neil Gaiman responding to poor idiots telling him on Twitter how terrible his (!) version of the LOTR universe is in their eyes. It's been less frequent recently but amazingly still happens.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:31 PM   #3871
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Has anyone dared to watch the new Dahmer show? Seen some real mixed reviews on it.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:34 PM   #3872
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Has anyone dared to watch the new Dahmer show? Seen some real mixed reviews on it.

I'm not sure if that show is everyone's taste.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:51 PM   #3873
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I'm not sure if that show is everyone's taste.

Well played...

a friend watched some of it. Single Mom, lives alone with her kids. Had to turn it off.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:53 PM   #3874
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It's not really something I care about one way or another, only reason I know it even exists because I was seeing it savaged by every person on my socials who commented on it (half dozen, give or take). And they're actually a pretty diverse group literally covering both coasts and about a four decade age range.

Are they big Star Wars fans? I think one of the problems with the shows is they just don't have the budget the movies do. It's the same issue with a lot of the Marvel TV shows that require special effects. You're making 10 hours of TV on a $50 million budget while the movies are 2 hours on $300 million or whatever.

I'm not a big Star Wars fan so I don't have big expectations. The shows are perfectly mediocre to me.
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Old 09-24-2022, 10:15 PM   #3875
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Are they big Star Wars fans? I think one of the problems with the shows is they just don't have the budget the movies do. It's the same issue with a lot of the Marvel TV shows that require special effects. You're making 10 hours of TV on a $50 million budget while the movies are 2 hours on $300 million or whatever.

I'm not a big Star Wars fan so I don't have big expectations. The shows are perfectly mediocre to me.

The Star Wars fan base, more so than many, is pretty toxic and terrible.

While I take your point in terms of the quality of effects in Marvel shows vs movies - though the effects in the last few movies, especially the latest two (Thor & Dr. Strange) leave much to be desired. I havenít felt the same in terms of Star Wars TV vs. Movies. They all seem to share the same look and feel.

Largely, the Star Wars movie franchise is dead. The prequels were terrible. This last batch - especially the last one (which is awful) - werenít great.

The Mandalorian and now Andor are the best Star Wars live action content - TV or movies - in a long while. I really loved Rogue One, so Iíd put that in there as well.

Andor is great. Itís smart, complicated, and dark, which could be why some Star Wars fans are turned off by it? The look, production and set designs are fantastic and feel lived in and real. The writing is top notch and the acting fantastic. The action sequences make sense and are great. Canít wait for more!
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Old 09-25-2022, 11:20 AM   #3876
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I'm not sure if that show is everyone's taste.

I think the issue may have been dragging the story out over 10 episodes. I started it, but it was more than I could chew.
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Old 09-25-2022, 05:03 PM   #3877
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I just watched the first three episodes of Andor. I thought it was great.

Already the show has easily the best dialogue of any Star Wars movie or show, with the potential exception of Empire.

The action scenes were good. The characters are great. The concept is cool. They never once went to Tatooine.

Could eventually be on par with The Mandalorian, already much better than Fett or Obi Wan.

Very much looking forward to more!

This is me, too. I didn't even bother to finish Fett or Obi Wan.

But I also thought Rogue One was the best of the new wave Star Wars movies, so it would make sense that I'd like something of similar tone.
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Old 09-28-2022, 10:32 PM   #3878
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The Reboot on Hulu is funny, the cast is deep, and it works.
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Old 09-28-2022, 11:25 PM   #3879
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The Girl in the Picture documentary on Netflix. What a fucked up story. It's horrifying what that girl went through but somewhat inspiring what she had made of her life through high school until her unfortunate death. Most interesting to me is that she was in high school in GA about 30 minutes from me and hung out at the same mall I did in the mid-80s, and then when they finally discover her true identity, it turns out she was born 2 years before me at the same hospital in my home town. And she was part-Greek, like me.

Freaky.
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Old 09-28-2022, 11:51 PM   #3880
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Are they big Star Wars fans? I think one of the problems with the shows is they just don't have the budget the movies do. It's the same issue with a lot of the Marvel TV shows that require special effects. You're making 10 hours of TV on a $50 million budget while the movies are 2 hours on $300 million or whatever.

I'm not a big Star Wars fan so I don't have big expectations. The shows are perfectly mediocre to me.

Yeah, these are pretty much hardcore of hardcore (as full grown adults go anyway). Action figures, memorabilia, etc.
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Old 09-29-2022, 06:10 AM   #3881
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Which school and mall Ksyrup?

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Old 09-29-2022, 09:34 AM   #3882
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She went to Forest Park and they didn't mention a specific mall but we used to go to Shannon Mall in Union City all the time, which was pretty close (I was in Peachtree City). Southlake in Morrow was a little further for us.
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Old 10-06-2022, 07:53 PM   #3883
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Five episodes in and Andor remains awesome. The writing is fantastic.
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Old 10-06-2022, 07:56 PM   #3884
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I used to go to Southlake all the time. Northlake for the midnight movies, but Southlake was closer for computer games.

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Old 10-07-2022, 12:24 PM   #3885
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Five episodes in and Andor remains awesome. The writing is fantastic.

Strong vibes of Heat in the latest episode and Iím not even mad at it.
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Old 10-07-2022, 04:03 PM   #3886
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Strong vibes of Heat in the latest episode and I’m not even mad at it.

Well this just sold me on checking it out.

Do I need to know all the Star Wars lore to like the show? I mean I know the gist of it and have seen the movies at some point in time.

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Old 10-07-2022, 04:15 PM   #3887
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Mike Flanagan's new series "The Midnight Club" dropped all 10 episodes today. I can't wait. Hopes are high after the amazing thing Midnight Mass was (just rewatched that too, still amazing).

They set an official world record for most jump scares in a single episode, but it's not about jump scares. Early reviews are very good. I hope so. I can't wait.
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Old 10-07-2022, 04:20 PM   #3888
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I'm really enjoying Andor as well.
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Old 10-07-2022, 05:34 PM   #3889
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Mike Flanagan's new series "The Midnight Club" dropped all 10 episodes today. I can't wait. Hopes are high after the amazing thing Midnight Mass was (just rewatched that too, still amazing).

They set an official world record for most jump scares in a single episode, but it's not about jump scares. Early reviews are very good. I hope so. I can't wait.

I do hate jump scares but Midnight Mass was so good that I'm in on anything that guy makes again.

Has anyone seen House on Haunted Hill? Wondering if it's worth a watch on Netflix. Had it queued up forever.
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Old 10-07-2022, 05:37 PM   #3890
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House on Haunted Hill is a movie that ok.

The Haunting of Hill House is a Flanagan series that is very, very good. Not as good a MM, but still fantastic. As is The Haunting at Bly Manor.
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Old 10-07-2022, 05:53 PM   #3891
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I do hate jump scares but Midnight Mass was so good that I'm in on anything that guy makes again.

Has anyone seen House on Haunted Hill? Wondering if it's worth a watch on Netflix. Had it queued up forever.

I like the Rifftrax version of House on Haunted Hill.
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Old 10-07-2022, 05:53 PM   #3892
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The final season of Derry Girls is now on Netflix (awesome because it's one of the funniest shows ever, sad because it's the last season)
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Old 10-07-2022, 06:30 PM   #3893
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House on Haunted Hill is a movie that ok.

The Haunting of Hill House is a Flanagan series that is very, very good. Not as good a MM, but still fantastic. As is The Haunting at Bly Manor.

Got the names mixed up. The Haunting of Hill House is what I'm thinking of. I'll definitely watch.
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Old 10-07-2022, 08:36 PM   #3894
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Well this just sold me on checking it out.

Do I need to know all the Star Wars lore to like the show? I mean I know the gist of it and have seen the movies at some point in time.

No. Not at all, really. If you know there was an Empire and a rebellion, you’re largely set.
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Old 10-07-2022, 09:16 PM   #3895
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So in regards the Lord of the Rings show

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Old 10-07-2022, 09:52 PM   #3896
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So in regards the Lord of the Rings show

Spoiler

Iíve watched the first six. Havenít seen the latest. I think itís pretty great. Itís very much in the same vein as the first three Lord of the Rings movies. It looks beautiful, too.
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Old 10-07-2022, 11:01 PM   #3897
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This week's Ring of Power was pretty boring other than Durin/Elrond. I love the backstory between the 2 and mithril ... and is that thing what I think it was e.g. from LOTR?

Rest of the other stuff, eh. Next week is the season finale. Overall, not that impressed with the story telling.
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Old 10-08-2022, 11:11 AM   #3898
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Oh, never knew Elrond was half-elven.
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Old 10-11-2022, 03:09 PM   #3899
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Finished The Midnight Club over the weekend. I'm a pretty huge fan of Mike Flanagan. His Haunting Series (Bly Manor and Hill House) and Midnight Mass explore lots of different parts of the human psyche. The characters are really fleshed out, the storytelling is fantastic.

As with his other works his work here is based off of a series of books. In spite of what you've heard about the jump scare, episode 1, record, it's all a bit tongue in cheek. It's a nice, long, 10 episode series, and while to me anyway, it doesn't quite hit the mark that the other series did, it still is well worth the watch.

The ending is a bit anti-climatic for my taste, but then I heard that it's designed to be an ongoing series, and it's up to Netflix whether or not they want to pick it up. The source material is quite extensive.

All in all, it deals with some real conversation on death, especially for young adults. It's got some 'magical thinking', it's got plenty of "Twilight Zone" or "Are You Afraid Of the Dark" feels. I will likely watch it again, because there were parts that I just didn't vibe with the first go around.

Can not wait for "Fall Of the House Of Usher".
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Quite a bit behind the times with this since it's been on Netflix for about a year but started the South Korean series Hellbound and it's surprisingly good. People get a vision that they're going to go to hell, and the time when it'll happen. When the time comes three demon type chaps turn up and beat them to death and then zap their body off to hell.

I was put off by it looking like a silly horror thing about devils, but it's really more about how people would react if it did happen. Panic, exploitation, etc.

Season one is only six episodes, but Season two is on the way.
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