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Old 08-13-2019, 11:10 PM   #2201
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Not really the vein the thread has taken, but sat down and watched 'Westside vs the World ' tonight.

Always known about, read about Louis Simmons so it was fascinating to watch this about him.

It was surreal and shockingn though to sit down and watch this documentary and see two separate unrelated friends/contacts pop on the screen doing interviews...and I had no idea either had any part of it when I turned it on.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:06 AM   #2202
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I thought Urban was going for Australian. It's bad, but doesn't detract from the show for me.

fwiw, I read where it's a Cockney attempt mixed with his natural Kiwi accent overpowering it. At least one theory is that it's actually bad intentionally, to just add an extra dig at the overall spoof.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:41 AM   #2203
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fwiw, I read where it's a Cockney attempt mixed with his natural Kiwi accent overpowering it. At least one theory is that it's actually bad intentionally, to just add an extra dig at the overall spoof.

I'm embarrassed to say I didn't even know he was a Kiwi. I guess he's the one Kiwi us Aussies haven't tried to claim as our own...

The accent makes sense now, intentional or not.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:06 AM   #2204
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You would probably like Person of Interest. I've been binging through that and like it.

Finished The Blacklist S3 and it's starting to wear thin. I'm still enjoying it but the Keen-the-criminal arc was pretty tedious and don't like how Red turns into a gun-shooting operator. I do like the idea of a Cabal though.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:35 PM   #2205
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So I guess Last Kingdom is what I should watch!

Belated enthusiastic thumbs up for Last Kingdom.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:19 PM   #2206
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I keep pushing off on watching the Last Kingdom because I keep telling myself I want to read the books first. One of these days I'll relent.

I watched The Boys over that last few days and really enjoyed it.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:47 PM   #2207
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Mindhunter is so good.

Also Dark on Netflix if you're into time travel.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:57 PM   #2208
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I keep pushing off on watching the Last Kingdom because I keep telling myself I want to read the books first. One of these days I'll relent.

I keep on pushing it off because I'm done with Vikings for a while.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:09 PM   #2209
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Mindhunter is so good.

Also Dark on Netflix if you're into time travel.

Very good 2nd season. Actually extremely good. Im about 5 shows into the 2nd season.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:58 PM   #2210
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Also Dark on Netflix if you're into time travel.

Another vote for Dark on Netflix. Lots of wibbly wobbly timey wimey twists and turns from Germany. I did have to change the audio to German and watch with subtitles though, found the defaulted English dubbing badly acted and off-putting.

I've only watched season one, but I've heard season two is just as good/maybe better.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:02 PM   #2211
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I'm 3 episodes into Killer Ratings and completely hooked. I don't know how big a deal this was at the time it happened, but I have zero knowledge of this whole caper and it's taken all my willpower not to google the people or events until I'm done with the show.

Finished episode 7 last night. Really enjoyable and a sad look at what can happen politically in a place like Brazil.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:40 PM   #2212
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I keep pushing off on watching the Last Kingdom because I keep telling myself I want to read the books first. One of these days I'll relent.

I watched The Boys over that last few days and really enjoyed it.
I haven't read them, but I can't imagine The Last Kingdom would work much better in book form than on screen. Definitely a fun watch.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:04 PM   #2213
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I haven't read them, but I can't imagine The Last Kingdom would work much better in book form than on screen. Definitely a fun watch.

I think it works a lot better, actually The TV show is good as it is, but certain things it just can't convincingly portray as far as the 'dynamic' of the books is concerned. The more narrow first-person viewpoint and the fact it covers a whole lifetime is sth the TV series show just can't really provide (the extremely corny voice-overs aside ) and maybe smartly doesnt try to. Uthred in S1 is basically the same age and character as in S3 in the show, which likely will stay the same going forward. In the books, you really get a sense of time and change that you do not in the show. Same is true for other key characters like Edward or Aethelflaed.

The show is obviously good and entertaining, just saying the Books are well worth getting into regardless of before or after the show. (Theres enough added events and changes to make it fresh to read even after seeing the show)
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:23 PM   #2214
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Yeah, the books are very good. I sort of burnt myself out on Bernard Cornwell books about 10 years ago due to how similar they all feel character-wise, but the 5 or so books of this series I got through were my favourite stuff of his that I read.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:26 PM   #2215
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Just watched Blackfish again. Absolutely horrible. Makes me guilty I ever went to seaworld.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:06 AM   #2216
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I skimmed through the Last Kingdom books. Felt very lightweight compared to the TV show, so this is one of those rare instances where I say the show surpasses the books.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:57 PM   #2217
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Started Mindhunter late, but thoroughly enjoying it, 2 episodes into season 2.
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Old 08-20-2019, 02:12 PM   #2218
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Not sure if this has been talked about, but Patriot on Amazon is just an incredible show. Just a perfect mix of dark comedy, action, and drama.

Creator also made Perpetual Grace which I'm guessing no one has heard of because it's an exclusive on EPIX. But that show is brilliant too and features Jimmi Simpson.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:24 PM   #2219
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Please don't kill me. My wife and I started watching the first season of Love Island UK, and we are so hooked. It is easily the stupidest thing I can't get enough of.
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:34 PM   #2220
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Love me some Patriot, what a great show that gets zero hype.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:17 AM   #2221
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Big Little Lies on HBO.

I know it's short run, short season, but from a storytelling pov, it's amazingly well done. It's emotional, and the entire production is so very good. Glen Close simply stole the season. I feel like the whole thing could have wrapped up with this season honestly. It certainly strikes a chord. No doubt.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:20 AM   #2222
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Can't wait for this:







And this:



So, yeah, there is a Disney+ subscription in my future.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:04 PM   #2223
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Big Little Lies on HBO.

I know it's short run, short season, but from a storytelling pov, it's amazingly well done. It's emotional, and the entire production is so very good. Glen Close simply stole the season. I feel like the whole thing could have wrapped up with this season honestly. It certainly strikes a chord. No doubt.

I think you mean Meryl Streep.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:13 PM   #2224
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I think you mean Meryl Streep.


duh, yeah, of course
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:22 AM   #2225
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Big Little Lies on HBO.

I know it's short run, short season, but from a storytelling pov, it's amazingly well done. It's emotional, and the entire production is so very good. Glen Close simply stole the season. I feel like the whole thing could have wrapped up with this season honestly. It certainly strikes a chord. No doubt.

Everybody has that passive-aggressive mother-in-law, this is just the "volume up to 10" version.

I personally thought that there wasn't enough to the story to make an entire extra season. Season 1 had so much more going on.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:47 PM   #2226
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Anyone watch the final season of OITNB? Really amazing stuff and relevant to the times. The show started great then lost some steam in the middle seasons but the last season was some of the best stuff I have seen. Loved how they tied things up.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:36 PM   #2227
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Anyone watch the final season of OITNB? Really amazing stuff and relevant to the times. The show started great then lost some steam in the middle seasons but the last season was some of the best stuff I have seen. Loved how they tied things up.

I think I'm about halfway through the last season - I like the topics they're addressing but I hate the way they're doing it and it feels so far like the worst stretch the show has ever had from a story perspective. Yes they're addressing current and important topics and this is a great show to do that, but its just incredibly straightforward and obvious what's going on all the time, everything is just too on the nose and it feels so crappy.

I've been a big defender of the show throughout even as many others stopped watching, but I'm incredibly disappointed so far. We'll see how the last half of the season goes and if that changes anything.
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