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Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Fin D, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I've watched the newest five episodes of Disenchantment, and they're excellent. I had been under the understanding that the ones released last year were Season One, and this would be Season Two. However, apparently its all Season One, split into two years. There will be a second season, split over 2020 and 2021.

    The first year took a little bit of time to get rolling, but these just pick up where the last ones left off, both literally and figuratively. The show truly is in the spirit of Futurama and the better seasons of The Simpsons, with the twist that everything that happens is in a sequential order and has consequences for the future. I typically do not like to binge watch shows, and would rather only watch a few episodes a week, at most, of any one. However, my wife and I watched five over two evenings this week, and we'll probably burn through the rest this weekend.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    We've also started watching Travelers on Netflix, and I like it. Its a bit of a bummer going in to know that it was cancelled abruptly after its third season, but its a cool and enjoyable show, with an interesting backstory about people who come from the future and take over the bodies of people in our time to attempt to prevent catastrophy. There are some fairly large plot holes involving that, which they chose to ignore in order to create drama and tension, but if you can get past that, its really well done.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I'm a Marvel guy mostly. My wife is big time into the Arrowverse and I've watched a lot of those, but its not really my thing.

    I also can't help by chuckle that in the Teen Titans Go movie, they teased that Alfred would get a movie before Robin did, and here we are sort of. :chuckle:
     
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    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    It was one of the better docu-drama TV shows I've seen in recent years and I highly recommend it as well. It's easily one of the most colossal mistakes by a government in modern times and the portrayal was excellent.

    I don't know if you could put something like that in a "top 5" since it was only 6 episodes, but it's definitely top 5 for it's category...and probably the best docu-drama series ever made.
     
  5. Claymore95

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    The critics didn't like it very much, so I wasn't sure what to expect from Amazon's Carnival Row, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. It seemed to be tipped as the next GoT (isn't every new show...), and it's not on that level, so may be why there's fairly negative or average reviews, but on it's own it's an amazing show to look at (the budget must have been significant) with a decent storyline and some good acting. It's set in a steampunk-ish Victorian London like world with mythical creatures like human sized fairies (fae) and satyrs (pucks), and there is a strong racism/immigration underlying story in them ending in the Borgue, after a war, and being not wanted and hated by the majority of the population. The war the people of the Borgue were fighting was with the Pact who are killing the fae (hence the immigration to the Borgue), you don't see much of them but seem to me to be based on the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany. Would like to see more of them and the background to the war, but it's not covered much in this season.

    I've never been a fan of Orlando Bloom, but he redeems himself in my eyes in this one as the main character.

    Give it a few episodes to see if it grabs you, as it does take a while to get going, but there's a 2nd season commissioned so at least it's not a wasted watch if you do like it.
     
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  6. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I really enjoyed Carnival Row. I had no expectations going in. I didn't see anything on it, hadn't seen any reviews and wasn't familiar with any actors besides Bloom (I'm neutral on him). I just happen to be flipping through and it was on the top of the screen. But I was hooked one episode in.
     
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  7. Fin D

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    The Boys is so, so, so good.

    Karl Urban is the most underrated person in Hollywood. He straight up kills it in everything he is in and never gets the star recognition he deserves.

    He is great in this. He was great in Thor Ragnarok. He was great in the Star Trek movies. He was great as Judge Dredd. He was great in the amazing short lived show Almost Human.
     
  8. Unlucky 13

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    Totally agree on Karl Urban, with everything you mentioned. Plus, LOTR!
     
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    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Yeah it makes no sense why he's not one of the bigger stars out there.
     
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    It seemed like he was there for a while. Prominant roles in a bunch of major movies. Then his own TV show with Almost Human. (which was amazing, and awesome, so of course it was cancelled quickly). Then mostly smaller stuff since then, and not as much. I look forward to anything that I see he's going to be in though, most of the time. Really enjoyable actor. The last I read, he was totally on board with another Star Trek movie, and it was a few of the others that Paramount was trying to convince.
     
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    It had me interested thought the first couple episodes, then began to grow bored midway through and switched over to Fastest Car and Glitch on Netflix, which were both quite good, especially Fastest Car. Maybe I should’ve given it more time.
     
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    Season 2 of Lost In Space is coming on December 24th on Netflix. Did anyone else watch and enjoy the first season like I did?

     
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    My wife and I loved the first season, can't wait for the 2nd one.
     
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    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    totally forgot about Almost Human. Enjoyed that one a lot as well.
     
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    Its a spectacularly made show. A feature film every episode almost. Molly Parker, the lead actress, is really really good in the role. I just wish that they would lighten things up a bit more every once in a while, and not be super serious and stressfull full bore. Hoping for more from the characters Don and Penny in season two.
     
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    Would give Raising Dion on Netflix a try, think it might be something you would enjoy. It's the story of an 8 year old kid who develops superpowers, and how his single mother has to deal with it and all that it entails. Decent storyline, not great, but definitely watchable and I would watch a second season. It's not got ultra-violence or any X-rated swearing or nudity, so you might enjoy it more.

    I found the actor playing the 8 year old a bit annoying at times, and don't think he did a great job, but he didn't put me off and I managed to binge-watch all the episodes in 2 nights. Strange number of episodes though, with only 9 in this season.
     
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    I've got nothing against swearing and nudity! :up:

    It's the dark storylines/themes, people being miserable, and especially gore that bother me.
     
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    I just finished the Righteous Gemstones. Great first season but they cleaned up all the story lines so I'm not really sure where they will go with season 2.
     
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    cant wait. Watchmen start tonight and next month is the final season of Man in the High Castle!!!!!!!!!
     

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