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I almost threw my computer against the wall after finishing Altered Carbon yesterday. Poor Anthony Mackie - he deserves a lot more than that sh*t. He's Falcon and Captain America for god's sake! 

 

But then I started Westworld and my mood resolved. So far so good! And when I finish that, it's time to FINALLY start the Wire. 

 

I've given up on so many Netflix series during this quarantine: Stranger Things, Ozark, Sex Education, Kim's Convenience Store... I think there's something wrong with my brain. I always seem to enjoy the first seasons but then get bored with them. Frankly the only Netflix series I'm really excited about is F is for Family season 4. 

 

And I'm just dreading season 2 of House on Haunted Hill... but I'll give it a shot. Btw, the final episode of season 1 was the sh*tttttttts.

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Ozark season 3 is fantastic.  Do NOT give up on that.  Stranger Things is what it is.  And not feelin' Westworld this season...too much Delores, not enough Maeve.


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The series finale of The Magicians was a week ago and did not disappoint.  Sorry to know it was the series finale but I'm not surprised, and in fact I'm impressed the show lasted as long as it did--it had to have been ridiculously expensive to produce based on the size of the primary cast.

 

The season 3 finale was the low point of the series for me, the season 4 finale was the high point, and the season 5/series finale was definitely worth sticking around for, though the season itself was a little bit of a rush and some of the villains were a little more forgettable.

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4 minutes ago, Gramarye said:

The series finale of The Magicians was a week ago and did not disappoint.  Sorry to know it was the series finale but I'm not surprised, and in fact I'm impressed the show lasted as long as it did--it had to have been ridiculously expensive to produce based on the size of the primary cast.

 

The season 3 finale was the low point of the series for me, the season 4 finale was the high point, and the season 5/series finale was definitely worth sticking around for, though the season itself was a little bit of a rush and some of the villains were a little more forgettable.

 

We are some 4 seasons behind.  But glad to hear it keeps getting better (minus S4 finale you say)!


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3 minutes ago, Gramarye said:

The series finale of The Magicians was a week ago and did not disappoint.  Sorry to know it was the series finale but I'm not surprised, and in fact I'm impressed the show lasted as long as it did--it had to have been ridiculously expensive to produce based on the size of the primary cast.

 

The season 3 finale was the low point of the series for me, the season 4 finale was the high point, and the season 5/series finale was definitely worth sticking around for, though the season itself was a little bit of a rush and some of the villains were a little more forgettable.

 

Agreed, though I was disappointed they didn't bring back Quentin for a farewell while they were in the Underworld.  And of course, more Marina would've been nice but bat-isht crazy Dean Fogg was amazing.


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On 1/15/2020 at 7:57 PM, Mildtraumatic said:

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: I'm a big Quentin Tarantino fan but this might be my least favorite film of his. Not saying it was bad but the movie definitely needed not to be so long. If they cut about 30 minutes off it would have been better but still not impressed with it. The plot seemed a little weak and halfway through asked my girlfriend what time it was.⭐⭐

 

 

a lot of people say that, but imo might have missed the reference, which i think is supposed to be in the style of those cheap old pointless drive in make out movies like the van or van nuys blvd.

 

personally, i could not get enough of it. i wished it had another hour of pitt and dicaprio driving around el lay, doing nothing and having adventures. lol.

 

i could have done without tarantino’s foot fetish and the goofball over the top ending, but again you know its going to be old exploitation movie styled, so those scenes would authentically fit that ethic.

 

i can understand people not caring at all for it though.

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Two quick observations.

 

Ozark: The recap really made me aware I've forgotten more than I remember of seasons one and two. Also, holy cow those two boys grew up in between seasons. 

 

Westworld: McBoyle as one of the protagonists? Sounds good to me.

 

Also, Green Room was okay, watchable, but definitely a bit overrated considering all of those hyper positive reviews.

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Escapist viewing:  Amazon Prime's offering of "Il commissario Manara" in Italian with subtitles.  Pretty people; beautiful settings; clever, quippy dialog; and a good crime to be solved in each episode.

 

It helps if you know a little Italian; the dialog is fast which makes reading the subtitles a bit of a problem at times.

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On 4/8/2020 at 2:10 PM, Cleburger said:

 

It does start slow, but stick with it.   

Eight episodes in. While I don't remember season 2 that well, I can't believe it was as interesting and watchable as season 3. Laura Linney, the attorney, Ruth, and Ben steal the show.  In particular Ben's introduction was epic.

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Just started The Wire since HBO is offering it for free in April. Hope I can knock out most of the series before they put it back behind the paywall

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49 minutes ago, TBideon said:

Eight episodes in. While I don't remember season 2 that well, I can't believe it was as interesting and watchable as season 3. Laura Linney, the attorney, Ruth, and Ben steal the show.  In particular Ben's introduction was epic.

 

Oh, season 3 of Ozark is the best.  Without question.

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51 minutes ago, TBideon said:

In particular Ben's introduction was epic.

 

We all have that fantasy of destroying phones! 🙂

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I should have written this in my Ozark post earlier. The kid who plays Wyatt is phenomenal. If there were to be a spin-off, he'd be a logical choice to lead. Plus it's not like he did all that much this season (though he was fantastic in the scaled down role). Season 4 would survive without him.

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Watched the first three episodes of "Mrs. America" yesterday on Hulu about the Equal Rights Amendment, early 1970s women's movement. Phenomenal cast, and so far two mentions of Toledo! 

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Just finished episode 10 season 3 of the Expanse. Holy sh*t why aren't more people talking about this show.

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19 minutes ago, TBideon said:

Just finished episode 10 season 3 of the Expanse. Holy sh*t why aren't more people talking about this show.


Great show. Finally convinced my brother to watch it. He’s loving it. 

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Almost finished with Hunters.  It's Inglourious Basterds meets The Boys.  Glad to see a couple of Ohio actors shining but otherwise, meh.


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Oh, and Westworld?  Ugh.  Enough with Delores.  And if they EVEN think of getting rid of Maeve, I'll 🔥🔥🔥 this forum down!

 

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13 hours ago, Sir2geez said:


Great show. Finally convinced my brother to watch it. He’s loving it. 

The Martian marine really stand outs. There's your live-action She-Hulk lead if Marvel ever makes the movie.

 

I've also had Cheers in the background (Jesus wept, I'm on season 10). It's the perfect brown noise tv show., and Norm/Woody/Carla are pretty funny. But my GOD is Kirstie Alley unbearable. The character, the actress, her voice - she's just painful. 

 

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Dead to Me season 2 hasn't missed a beat.

 

Extras is just hilarious too, especially when Gervais and Jensen legit break character and laugh. It's a little like Party Down surprisingly,

 

I gave up on Into the Night (booooooooooooooooooooring).

 

I think I'll give Dark another chance soon. Start from the beginning, subtitles this time.

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I marathoned Extras in only a few days and will be done with After Life tomorrow or Monday. Ricky Gervais does make magic.

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